Legendary rock star David Bowie loses battle with cancer at age 69

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David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69.

Fox News reported Monday:

Bowie, a rock and roll icon who sustained a chart-topping career for five decades with hits including “Fame”, “Heroes” and “Let’s Dance”, has died at the age of 69, his family and representative confirmed Monday.

Spokesman Steve Martin said in a statement early Monday that the “Ashes to Ashes” singer had died peacefully surrounded by his family after an 18-month battle against cancer.

“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” Martin’s statement concluded. No further details were provided.

The singer’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, issued a confirming statement of his own on Twitter.

Others celebrities began sending condolences, paying respect to the “pop genius.” Read more from Fox News here.


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