David Bowie dies aged 69 after 18-month secret battle with cancer
David Bowie has died aged 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months
The star underwent several radical transformations over 50-year career
Showbiz world united in grief after the death of one of the world’s most celebrated musicians
Legendary singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months.
The star, who released a new album last week, was known as the creator of glam rock and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.
A spokesman for Bowie said this morning: ‘David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer
Last picture: Bowie attended the premiere of the musical Lazarus, based on his songs, in New York last month
‘While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.’
His latest album Blackstar was released just last Friday, although Bowie had rarely performed or been seen in public in recent months.