Oh this one hurts.
I remember watching and marveling at David Bowie in the 80s. I considered myself a well-rounded music listener so I was always opened to different styles and during the MTV phase Bowie was a giant.
I just found out he was battling cancer and I am so sorry we have lost a great musical artist, one this generation will never see again.
“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 influential singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career.
Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and theSpiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien. Fusing British mod with Japanese kabuki styles and rock with theater, Bowie created the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Here’s one of my favorite videos by Bowie from the 80s
Here are some comments from fans around the world:
— Kier Harris (@NotAnotherKier) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie
— DKTR.Faustus (@SingHarpy) January 11, 2016
This can't be real. RIP David Bowie. 😔
— Davina Leone (@davinaleone) January 11, 2016
Still love David Bowie's performance in the movie The Labyrinth. One of my all time favorite films.
— Angelo Furfaro @ACEN (@MustacheTangelo) January 11, 2016
— Marshall Getto (@marshallgetto) January 11, 2016
Sad times. RIP you great legend, David Bowie 😔 pic.twitter.com/vrQlu4mBc2
— Miriam Franzén (@miriamfranzen) January 11, 2016
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