According to his publicist, he passed peacefully surrounded by family members after an 18 month battle with cancer.
Both an actor and musician, David Bowie was always known to be on the cutting edge- wherever that edge maybe. His commercial break through came in 1969 with the release of “Space Oddity”, which would later be an inspiration for Peter Schilling’s Major Tom.
His Ziggy Stardust days of the 70s gave way to a major reinventions of himself in the 1980s which garnered such hits as “Blue Jean,” Let’s Dance,” “Modern Love,” and his duet with Mick Jagger “Dancing In The Streets” which premiered at Live Aide. He had just released his latest album, “Blackstar” on his 69th birthday.
His acting credits includes 1976’s “The Man Who Fell To Earth” and 1986’s “Labyrinth.”
As tributes from all around the world start to pour in, the family is requesting that people “respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”