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David Bowie passes at age 69


David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

"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.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/david-bowie-dead-legendary-artist-854364

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I didn't realize he was battling cancer. R.I.P. David. 

I hadn't seen that version of Fame live. Wow!!

Blackstar, the title song of his final album released on his birthday January 8th, 2 days before his death.  It's full of symbolism, and it's interesting to interpret knowing that he knew it was his last, and his life was coming to a close, his last gift to us.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/jan/11/was-david-bowie-saying-goodbye-on-blackstar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstar_%28David_Bowie_album%29

Lazarus, I wonder if the wardrobe is a nod to C.S. Lewis' wardrobe?

So he was working until he died?! Amazing!

Definitely looks like a nod to C.S. Lewis' wardrobe.

Rebel Rebel!  Thanks for reminding me, Reddit!

Reddit is good at reminders. :)

British astronaut Tim Peake pays tribute to David Bowie from the International Space Station

Tim Peake  [email protected]_timpeake

Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal

3:26 AM - 11 Jan 2016

Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/90712#5OTYgTphamOSZs2P.99

Thanks for that tweet. Was Fame your favorite song? Or was it Space Odyssey?

I love both of those, but I also love to put on my red shoes and dance the blues.  ;)

Let's Dance!! :)

Simon Pegg David Bowie tweet meme imgur has passed away. I've been listening to him since I was in the womb (thanks mum) and nothing is okay. Simon Peggs tweet did give me some comfort, though. - Imgur

What a great point!

I think so too, Janill. :)

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