On January 10, 2016, David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. His death occurred two days after the release of his twenty-fifth studio album, Blackstar, which coincided with his 69th birthday. His body of work, multi-generational influence and legacy of fearless innovation and endless reinvention will live on forever.

Info extracted from the official David Bowie’s website.

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