David Bowie has died at the age of 69

British musician David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a private battle with cancer.

A statement posted to his website and social media channels said the singer had died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

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January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

Posted by David Bowie on Sunday, 10 January 2016

His son, director Duncan Jones, posted a short message to Twitter confirming the news.

Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016

Bowie had just released his 25th album "Blackstar" on Jan. 8.



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