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R.I.P David Bowie

Post by erwin greven » 5 years ago

Legendary singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months.

The star, who released a new album last week, was known as the creator of glam rock and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.

A spokesman for Bowie said this morning: 'David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 years ago

It has been confirmed that David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer and passed away today, just 2 days past his 69th birthday.

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"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," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.

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Post by Puhis » 5 years ago

According to his son, artist David Bowie has passed away aged 69 after a long battle with cancer. NY Daily News article.

Legendary musician David Bowie has died following a battle with cancer just days after his 69th birthday, his son confirmed.

"Very sorry and sad to say it's true," Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, tweeted. "I'll be offline for awhile. Love to all."
The legendary David Bowie, best known for alter-ego, the ostentatious, androgynous ''Ziggy Stardust'' during the glam-rock era, has died just days after his 69th birthday on Jan. 11, 2016. "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," a statement on the star's Facebook account read.
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Bowie’s death was first announced on a verified Facebook and Twitter account associated with the glam rock star in a brief message that stated Bowie been fighting cancer for nearly two years.

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

Bowie had just released a new album, “Blackstar,” two days earlier on his birthday, Jan. 8. It was the 27th album of a distinguished career that spanned nearly six decades.

Born as David Jones in South London in 1947, he changed his last name to Bowie to avoid being confused with The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones. After releasing his first mega-hit, the 1969 song “Space Oddity,” nobody could confuse him with anyone else.

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Post by sebbbl » 5 years ago

Great artist and musician. R.I.P. Ziggy Stardust

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Post by theracer120 » 5 years ago

Damn, that is a serious loss. RIP David.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 years ago

What the hell? :sorrow: All our legends are being taken away and the world isn't creating any new ones to replace them.

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Post by Cheeveer » 5 years ago

Being a rock star is a hard life... fortune and fame and women and sex, drugs & rock & roll, until you are about 70, and then you die quietly in your own home surrounded by friends and family...

I was just talking about him the other day with a friend: "why is he releasing new music? He should go out on tour, then people would really get to appreciate him!" I had no idea about his cancer. Very sad. RIP.
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Post by Antonov » 5 years ago

hope you enjoy singing the duet again


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Post by kals » 5 years ago

RIP to another great man

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Post by kals » 5 years ago

On Friday, Bowie's birthday, I saw this song and video being released and just skipped past it. Listening to it today, the meaning is obvious



Thanks for the music and memories. A true class act.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

sebbbl wrote:Great artist and musician. R.I.P. Ziggy Stardust
He was the Chameleon of rock music. The whole World feels this loss. One of a kind. And that is still one of my favorite albums.



It's possibly the greatest concept rock album of all, and easily as influential as for example Tommy and The Wall, but more restrained, less pompous.

“My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter,” Bowie said in a rare interview in 2002. “The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I’ve always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety, all of the high points of one’s life.”

That much ought to be as clear as day. He showed this darkly sensitive side of himself, from the start. But really an amazing statement, he's being ironic about the life-long turmoil of his soul. If he hadn't made it in music, I'm sure he'd have killed himself. His art probably saved him from manic depression.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

Bowie wrote:isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety
That's also I think why he became a youth icon. Poet of a generation.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

kals wrote:On Friday, Bowie's birthday, I saw this song and video being released and just skipped past it. Listening to it today, the meaning is obvious



Thanks for the music and memories. A true class act.
Yes, and I don't even find this in the least bit morbid. It's the true performer, giving his very last breath to his art.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

It fails, it's crap. A dying shame...? That's not even intended as a pun.
The album received a thumbs-up from most critics including the Independent, which called it "the most extreme album of his (Bowie's) entire career".
I don't care, it's crap.
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