Legendary singer David Bowie reportedly dead

 
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

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DAVID Bowie has died after an 18 month battle with cancer.

The 69-year-old’s rep confirmed the shock news to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday afternoon, with statements also being released on the singer’s website and social media pages.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” read the statement. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

David Bowie death announcement via Facebook. Picture: Facebook

The “Modern Love” singer leaves behind his supermodel wife Iman and two children, son Duncan and daughter Alexandria.

Duncan, 44, a director and screenwriter, confirmed the news on Twitter.

“Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all,” he posted along with a black and white photo of his father holding him as a child.

Gaining extreme popularity in the early ‘70s with the albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders From Mars, Bowie attracted attention and success with his flamboyant looks and performances. During his 40-year-career, he sold an estimated 140 million albums and turned down a knighthood in 2003.

The news comes just three days after his 69th birthday, which he marked with the release of a new album, Blackstar.

The album, which scored positive reviews from critics, was his first since his 2013 smash The Next Day.

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Oh Dear. RIP David. I remember those nights after volunteer working at Thirlmere driving home down the highway playing Aladdin Sane or Diamond Dogs at full volume.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
What a shock, didn't even know he was ill. I'll forever remember his amazing talent with "Ashes to Ashes", one of my all time favourite songs but he had an enormous discography. So sad.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Both SKYNEWS and ABC 24 are now reporting that this has been announced on his Twitter and Facebook account.
The information has come from his UK Publicist to SKYNEWS UK confirming his passing.

It seems this news has caught the Media by surprise as it is only being reported on a scrolling banner as 'Breaking News'.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

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What a shock, didn't even know he was ill. I'll forever remember his amazing talent with "Ashes to Ashes", one of my all time favourite songs but he had an enormous discography. So sad.
don_dunstan
Will always be remembered... in quite a few playlists. RIP Sad
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Also very sad to see today that Alan Rickman (AKA Professor Snape) also died this week aged 69 from cancer. Always remembered for that role but also as the quintessential bad guy from the first Die Hard film - his acting shat all over Bruce Willis' tough guy performance in that movie!
  Alco_Haulic Chief Commissioner

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Also very sad to see today that Alan Rickman (AKA Professor Snape) also died this week aged 69 from cancer. Always remembered for that role but also as the quintessential bad guy from the first Die Hard film - his acting shat all over Bruce Willis' tough guy performance in that movie!
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