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.
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
I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
Rest in peace, David. pic.twitter.com/9Kv9yM9igh
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) 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
This great David Bowie gif that is already all over the place is by @helengreeen https://t.co/IEo9xQl0Tf pic.twitter.com/QL3Nycttp2
— Mike Hills (@mikewhills) January 11, 2016
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