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The music world grieves the lost of one of the most innovative singers and songwriters of the last 50 years. David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer, according to his family.
His son Duncan Jones, who is a film director, confirmed the news today and asked for privacy for the family as they grieve. Bowie just released an album called “Blackstar” on Friday, which was also the star’s 69th birthday. He recently released a video for the song “Lazarus,” which many people believe was a musical and visual announcement to the world of his impending death.
Many musicians and music fans around the world, paid tribute to the star on social media. Both Bowie’s contemporaries and younger musicians influenced by him paid their respects to “Ziggy Stardust” on Facebook and Twitter.
The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie… 1/2
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
RIP. David Bowie. An icon. https://t.co/YI7NSxLitg
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was a huge influence on me throughout my life. The original star-man returned to the stars…
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) January 11, 2016
Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God’s love be with you (David Bowie)
— Gianfranco Ravasi (@CardRavasi) January 11, 2016