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Breaking News: David Bowie dies aged 69

ABC news has reported Rock legend David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.  His son and official Facebook page have confirmed his death in separate statements:

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” the Facebook statement read.

“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

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His son Duncan Jones tweeted:

“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”

Born David Robert Jones in 1947, Bowie rose to the heights of popularity in the 1970s with his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.  During his 40 year career, he sold an estimated 140 million albums including, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’ and ‘Spiders From Mars’.  In 2003 he publicly turned down a knighthood.

His death comes just days after his 69th birthday which coincided with the release of a new album, ‘Black Star – which critics gave high acclaim to his latest work.

The accomplished singer leaves behind his supermodel wife Iman and two children, son Duncan and daughter Alexandria.

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  • Loved Bowie since I was a child and saw Labyrinth. I was lucky enough to see him live in Melbourne in 2004. Still can’t believe he’s no longer on Earth. May you be achieving greatness wherever you are now. RIP.

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  • He was such a great artist. He will be deeply missed. :-(

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  • this news made me cry – he was part of my whole life!

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  • please ladies, remember him in his glory days. R.I.P David. Your music will live on

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  • In our home, my husband, daughter and I all have our own individual playlists of songs we like, and David Bowie featured in each of our playlists. That’s saying something when your music is loved by many generations. He was a great artist and will be missed. Condolences to his wife, children, and family.

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  • Lke ht

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  • David Bowie was a great talent who changed the way we look at people of all genders. He will be missed.

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  • It’s always s great loss when talented individuals die. Sympathy to his family.

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  • May David rest in peace. He is no longer suffering from the dreaded disease which attacks so many.

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  • Now sparkling amongst the stars in our beautiful sky. RIP David and forever sparkle Ziggy.

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  • So sad. I didn’t even know he had ancer. May he RIP.

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  • RIP David Bowie. You will always be the Goblin King!!

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  • My heart is broken – I love David Bowie. An extraordinary and talented musician, actor and all round artist. RIP Ziggy Stardust and thank you for years of beautiful music. Sympathy to his family.

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  • RIP David Bowie. I didn’t even know he was sick.

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