Music legend David Bowie dies after 18-month battle with cancer

Latest Update: January 11, 2016 | 231 Views
David Bowie

LONDON: Singer David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicity company said.

“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‚Äôs privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement on Bowie’s Facebook page dated Sunday.

Stars, politicians and fans rushed online to pay their respects. British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: “I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss.”

Steve Martin from Bowie’s publicity company Nasty Little Man confirmed the Facebook report was accurate. “It’s not a hoax,” he told Reuters.



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