Legendary musician David Bowie, the artist who defined the Glam era of music with classic tracks such as “Space Oddity,” “Life on Mars?,” and “Fame,” has died at the age of 69 on Sunday (Jan. 10).
News of the singer’s death was confirmed on Bowie’s official Facebook page. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” the statement begins.
The statement continues, “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
For over four decades, the musician, producer, and actor created music and art that surpassed one specific genre. From glam rock to soul and hard rock to electronic, his eclectic career is something fans the world over have flocked to for years.
Bowie released his 25th studio album, titled “Blackstar,” on his birthday two days before his death, Jan. 8.