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“David Bowie diedpeacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” read a post on the musician’s official Facebook page andwebsite davidbowie杭州龙凤论坛mon Monday afternoon local time.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
Bowie’s son Duncan Jones confirmed the news via his personal Twitter account.
“Verysorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all,” MrJones tweeted.
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— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016The Riseand Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, in which the innovative musician imagined the archetypal rock star as a space alien, his androgynous stage persona Ziggy Stardust.
He experimented with rock, pop, soul, dance, punk and electronica throughout his decades long career, nabbing his first US No.1 single in 1975 with ‘Fame’ from the Top 10 albumYoung Americans.
The chameleon entertainer made is mark on the big screen withmemorable performances on film, includingThe Man Who Fell to Earthin 1976,The Hungerin 1983 andLabyrinthin 1986.
His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006, according to Reuters.