Music legend David Bowie has died, following an 18 month battle with cancer. The much-loved singer leaves behind his wife, supermodel Iman, and two children.
His official Facebook account reads, “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”.
This heart-breaking news comes just days after the release of Bowie’s latest album, Blackstar. The album received rave reviews.
David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, posted on Twitter just minutes ago: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all”. He posted a black and white photograph of father and son.
We are shocked by this news, and will bring you further details as they emerge. Rest in peace, David Bowie.
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Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016