David Bowie, the death of pop legend

David Bowie en 2004, à l'occasion d'un concert à Londres.

David Bowie in 2004, during a concert in London Photo credit:. Yui Mok / PA Photos / ABACA

DISAPPEARANCE – The British rock icon has died at age 69 on Sunday. Three days before succumbing to his cancer, he had just released his 26th album, Blackstar.

He fought against cancer for 18 months. Sunday, the iconoclastic singer David Bowie died at the age of 69. The announcement was made via the official website and his Twitter and Facebook accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against cancer 18 months” is it explained briefly. “We ask that everyone respects the privacy of the family during their bereavement.”

His son Duncan Jones has confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a picture of him with his father. “Really sorry and sad but it’s true. I will be offline for a while. ”

In forty-year career, the international star has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide. Her latest and 26th album, Blackstar , was released on January 8, the day of his 69th birthday, three days before his disappearance. The artist plans to return to the stage. Minutes after the announcement of his death, fans already cried the King of Pop, visionary icon and protean.

Born David Robert Jones, the British singer became known to the general public with his hit Space Oddity in 1969 that propelled him into the top five of best sellers in the United Kingdom. His first album, The man who sold the world , was released in 1971. He then won with Ziggy Stardust, decadent character of the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from March will be his avatar. It works in conjunction with Lou Reed and Iggy Pop artists.

Over the decades, the singer-songwriter experimenting and trying different styles in films as an actor. A great lover of art, he constantly reinvents his character. In 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris devoted an exhibition to him.

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