Rock legend and music pioneer David Bowie died Sunday night after an 18 month battle with cancer!
According to the announcement, Bowie passed away at the age of 69, surrounded by his family.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” reads the announcement posted to the singer’s Facebook page.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Bowie has been cited as the inspiration of many contemporary artists including Kanye West, Kesha and of course Lady Gaga who early on in her music career would sport a lightning bolt on her face as a tribute to her idol.
Bowie just released his 25th album, “Blackstar,” on January 8th… something tells me it’s going to be a hit.
Rest In Peace.