David Bowie dead at 69; iconic artist had battled cancer

David Bowie (Photo by Jimmy King)
David Bowie (Photo by Jimmy King)

Legendary artist David Bowie has died, only two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 28th album “★ (Blackstar).”

A statement released via his social media accounts said: “David Bowie died peacefully (Sunday) 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.”

His press representatives confirmed the announcements on social media to U.K. news outlets.