david bowie

*Pop singer and actor David Bowie has died. He was 69.

Bowie, who was married to supermodel Iman, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to his business manager.

Ironically, he had just released his 25th studio album, “Blackstar,” to positive reviews on Friday. Bowie, born David Jones, was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bill Zysblat, Bowie’s business manager, confirmed the death. Additionally, confirmation came from the artist’s son, Duncan Jones, via Twitter early Monday.


NBC News wrote that Bowie was among the primary innovators and showmen of rock ‘n’ roll for four decades:

He didn’t just push the edge of the envelope. He often manufactured the envelope itself, with such creations as glam rock and Ziggy Stardust, the otherworldly representative of extraterrestrials; the post-apocalyptic Thin White Duke of the mid-1970s; and cutting-edge explorations into dance music (“Let’s Dance,” 1983), European electronic music and even guitar-driven speed metal (the poorly received band Tin Machine, which he fronted in the late 1980s).”

Bowie and Iman married in 1992; they had one daughter, Alexandria Jones. He is also survived by his son, Duncan, from his first marriage.

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