Taroudant - David Bowie, English singer-songwriter and producer, died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.
Taroudant – David Bowie, English singer-songwriter and producer, died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.
His son, film director Duncan Jones, also confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts.
Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 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,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.
The post announcing the death of the musician garnered more than 172,848 people, 235,083 shares and more than 44,833 comments.
Most of the comments, posted by users from around the world, expressed sadness for the loss “one of the most influential musicians of his era.” Bowie’s colleagues and friends took to social media to offer their condolences to the family of the deceased.
MESSAGE FROM IGGY: “David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is. – Iggy Pop”
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) January 11, 2016
Brian Eno, who collaborated with Bowie on his albums Low and Heroes, said: “Words cannot express… rest in peace David Bowie”.
Madonna said that Bowie had “changed her life”.
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
Bowie’s hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel and Life on Mars.