David Bowie 1947-2016 R.I.P.

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Artist’s death, while not entirely unexpected, still shakes the music and entertainment community.

By Fred Mills

Most of us woke up this morning to the news that David Bowie has passed away the previous evening (Jan. 10), just two days after his 69th birthday – which also marked the release of his new album, Blackstar. Bowie’s son, film director Duncan Jones, issued a statement via Facebook:

“January 10 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.”

The exact type of cancer was not disclosed. Word rapidly spread throughout the entertainment community (notably during the after-parties for the Golden Globes awards ceremony). Tributes subsequently began being issued from all corners.

Much more, soon. Below, watch the first two videos from the new album.

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