Music icon’s death met with sadness as those in the industry and beyond pay their tributes
News of music legend David Bowie’s death on Monday of cancer shocked the music industry and beyond.
A statement posted on the icon’s Facebook page read: “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.”
Bowie, who is survived by his wife, Iman, and his two children from a previous marriage, Duncan and Alexandria Zahra Jones, celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday, January 8, and released his album Blackstar the same day.
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