Legendary singer David Bowie has passed away. The iconic artist battled cancer for 18 months, succumbing to the disease yesterday. He was 69.
The official page of the artist confirmed the news.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
David’s son also confirmed the news on twitter.
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
His death came as a shock to fans, who were unaware that the artist had been apparently been fighting cancer for the last 18 months.
Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday January 8th, on which he released his 25th studio album Black Star.
Our thoughts go out to the Bowie family. RIP David Bowie.