David Bowie “Lazarus” lyrics from Blackstar – photo David Bowie Facebook
David Bowie has died. Bowie passed away on 10 January 2015, two days after his 69th birthday.
The news has been confirmed by his son Duncan Jones. A statement was released on Bowie’s social media accounts, including Twitter:
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” @DavidBowieReal
David Bowie’s new album Blackstar was just released worldwide, coming out on his birthday on Friday. It is already top of the UK album charts, and can be expected to top charts around the world.
The news of Bowie’s death has delivered a seismic shock to the world this Monday. David Bowie was a trailblazer, an influencer and idol to millions not just in music, but in art and life.
Put on your favourite Bowie records today and remember a true superstar.
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice
Readers in Canada can listen to Bowie with the stream below, courtesy of Warner Canada. “All The Mad Men” comes from David Bowie’s box set Five Years 1969 – 1973, released back on September 25, 2015.
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