David Bowie passes away at age 69

David Bowie in 1973

David Bowie has died following an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

News of his death was announced early Monday morning via a statement posted to his website and social media accounts. The statement reads, “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.”

The news has since been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter as well as his son, Duncan Jones.

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