Legendary musician and part time actor David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer …
David Bowie passed away late Sunday night after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69.
Bowie’s social media accounts first announced the news while confirming that the legendary musician was surrounded by friends and family till the very end.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
Bowie was best known as one of the most iconic musicians of the last 50 years and a tremendous influence to artists from several decades. His music is recognized across the world with some of the most popular songs ever written.
When he wasn’t creating music, Bowie also dabbled as an actor where he filmed several famous roles including his part in The Man Who Fell to Earth as well as Labyrinth.
Bowie’s music played a part in hundreds of movies and television shows over the years including features in The Martian, Mad Men, American Horror Story, Inglorious Basterds, and literally hundreds more.
There’s no doubt that Bowie’s influence will be felt for decades to come but his loss saddens anyone who has ever known or loved his music or acting roles over the years.
As tribute, here’s one of our favorite David Bowie tracks …