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David Bowie dies aged 69 after 18-month secret battle with cancer

  • David Bowie has died aged 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months
  • The star underwent several radical transformations over 50-year career
  • Showbiz world united in grief after the death of one of the world's most celebrated musicians


By Hugo Gye for MailOnline
Published: 06:53 GMT, 11 January 2016 | Updated: 07:41 GMT, 11 January 2016

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Last picture: Bowie attended the premiere of the musical Lazarus, based on his songs, in New York last month

Legendary singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months.

The star, who released a new album last week, was known as the creator of glam rock and was one of the most successful artists of the 20th century.

A spokesman for Bowie said this morning: '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.'

His latest album Blackstar was released just last Friday, although Bowie had rarely performed or been seen in public in recent months.

Bowie's son Duncan Jones, also known as Zowie Bowie, confirmed the news, writing on Twitter: 'Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all.'

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VERY sad to hear

I was (am) a huge Bowie fan... it rubbed off on my daughter from an early age she was a fan.. had a pic of him inside her lunch box.. which amused the staff at her pre-school Creche. :)

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David Bowie - Quicksand

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Very sad to read. Much too young to leave. :rose

I was listening to his 1977 "Heros" album this past weekend. :(

Thanks for all the music posts, Rumpole. I'll definitely be playing for a while.


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Really heartbreaking I generally am not bothered by celebrity deaths but Bowie has a special place in my heart.

I didn't even know that he was sick or that he had a new album released.




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A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.




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The last picture taken of David Bowie by his wife Iman, on his birthday, January 8th 2016.

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Sad day. I was shocked because his new album was released Friday. I had no idea he had cancer. He doesn't look sick in that picture Iman took.

3 of Bowie's classics, Space Oddity, Changes and Let's Dance are in iTunes top 10 songs today. 4 of his albums are in their top ten, including Blackstar at #1.

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Good to see you Mal.

I was shocked also, I don't think he looks sick in the picture Iman took, thankfully he looks joyful. How wonderful to live until we die.

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How David Bowie influenced my life and work by Ricky Gervais
By Ricky Gervais.
This article was first published in November 2010

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I was born in the Sixties in Battle Hospital, Reading. I grew up in a working-class council estate and went to the local comprehensive. I was a skinny kid, with long hair, fangs and preferred art to football. I had no role model I could identify with. And then I discovered David Bowie. I wore him like a badge of honour. As it turned out, I’d backed the most important creative force in British rock since Lennon and McCartney.

So I learned to play guitar, discovered I could sing, dyed my hair, wore stupid clothes, joined a band, got a record deal, released a couple of singles, got dropped from the record company, dyed my hair, wore more stupid clothes, didn’t get a record deal, gave up, got a job in an office, got fat, wore comfortable clothes, got a sensible hair cut, managed a band that reminded me of David Bowie, went to work for a radio station, met Steve Merchant, wrote a sitcom about the office I used to work in, became friends with David Bowie, wrote a song with him, acted opposite him, did interviews with him, performed on stage with him, got thinner, wrote this article about him. So a lot changed since I first discovered David Bowie but two things remained unaltered. 1) He has been my favourite artist for 35 years and I still wear that badge. And 2) My teeth. He got his fixed. What a sell-out.
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A few years later I emailed David on his 57th birthday. It read: “57???? Isn’t it about time you got a proper job? Ricky Gervais, 42, Comedian.” He replied: “I have a proper job. David Bowie, 57, Rock God.”

I’d say that’s pretty on the money.

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David Bowie - "Fatso" [taken from Extras)
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David Bowie Interview from 2006 on Extras (Backstage).mp4






The FULL David Bowie Bit from Extras




The whole Episode...

Extras - Season 2 - Episode 2 - David Bowie

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Ricky Gervais talking about David Bowie - brilliant!



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A few years later I emailed David on his 57th birthday. It read: “57???? Isn’t it about time you got a proper job? Ricky Gervais, 42, Comedian.” He replied: “I have a proper job. David Bowie, 57, Rock God.”

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And 2) My teeth. He got his fixed. What a sell-out.


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Ricky Gervais - Golden Years (David Bowie homage)

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Ricky Gervais in a 1998 Comedy Lab episode where he plays a crisis-ridden middle-aged man who strives to make it big in show business as a David Bowie impersonator.



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Carmelita wrote:
How wonderful to live until we die.

There you go, Carm, with those one-liners that blow me away ;)

This German host would not be on my top list.
But after the interview got going and the host allow Bowie to tell his stories, it got better.
Most of all, loved seeing him sing afterwards.

Funny David Bowie interview




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