Breaking: David Bowie dead at the age of 69
Sad news engulfs the world today: David Bowie has died following a battle with cancer. His representative told The Hollywood Reporter:
"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 statement said.
The iconic glam rock artist and pop culture phenomenon of "Space Oddity" and Ziggy Stardust fame, had just turned 69 last friday on 8 January, celebrating his birthday with the release of his 27th studio album. Following 40 rich years in the world of music and having been a pioneering force behind the British rock movement in the 1970s onwards, Bowie leaves behind an equally rich legacy that will never be forgotten.