David Bowie RIP dies of cancer aged 69.
David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, the singer’s son has confirmed.
Duncan Jones wrote on Twitter: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Statements were posted on the star’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts saying the star died on Sunday.
They read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
Bowie released his 25th album, called Blackstar, on Friday 8 January, to coincide with his 69th birthday.
The album contains seven songs, including one called Lazarus which starts with the lyrics: “Look up here, I’m in heaven, I’ve got scars that can’t be seen, I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen, everybody knows me now.”