11 January 2016
Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.
His son, director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
The singer only released his latest album, Blackstar, on his birthday on Friday.