Actor David Bowie Passes Away at Age 69

Photo: David Bowie in 2007 (AP photo)

David Bowie, Music legend with a career that lasted decades passes away Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Bowie’s Facebook Account  said, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”

Bowie had several hits in the 70s and some of his biggest success in the 80s from Let’s Dance, Fame, Golden Years, Under Pressure, Blue Jean, China Girl.

His latest album “blackstar” was released Friday on his 69th Birthday is out in front with 90,000 combined sales, according to Billboard.

“My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter,” Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. “The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I’ve always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety — all of the high points of one’s life.”

 

A Statement also released on Bowie’s facebook page, “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

He is to be honored with a concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31 featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats.

 

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