David Bowie Dies After 18-Month Cancer Battle

Sky: David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, the singer's son has confirmed.

Duncan Jones wrote on Twitter: "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

Statements were posted on the star's official Facebook and Twitter accounts saying the star died on Sunday.

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RetrospectRealm1476d ago

A very sad day indeed. David Bowie will always live on through his music, but through his movie roles too. He played the PERFECT Tesla in The Prestige. It's a crime he never starred in a Tesla film.

Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie.

Porcelain_Chicken1475d ago

My God, I didn't even know he was battling cancer. We're losing rock legends left and right. Terrible way to start off a new year. My heart goes out to his family.

Ground control to Major Tom, R.I.P David Bowie

Aldous_Snow1475d ago

Extremely sad. My dad died last week and we decided a few days ago to play Heroes as one of his songs at his funeral next week. Now this news makes it even more sad.

A true legend.


dauntingpixel1475d ago

i'm really sorry for your loss

Porcelain_Chicken1475d ago

I'm sorry for your loss man. I wish I could say more. My grandfather died last November after a 2 year battle with lung cancer which he got from second hand smoke. The man was in his 90's and still in great shape before cancer came and turned his life upside down. I don't think most people realize just how bad cancer is until it hits them or a loved one. :(

My aunt currently suffers from cancer. Lemmy Kilmister died a few short weeks ago from it and now Mr. Bowie. It really puts life and this dreaded disease into perspective.

If you need anyone to talk to I'm here for ya brother!

Aldous_Snow1475d ago

Thanks guys. Never know what to say in times like these.

@chicken. Sorry to hear about your aunt and grandad.

dauntingpixel1475d ago

this is pretty sad news. he was a pioneer in the industry. RIP ziggy stardust.