David Bowie Dies To Cancer, Aged 69. POP Icons React Team Curtains January 11, 2016 Music legend David Bowie dies at the age of 69-years old, losing his battle with cancer. “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,” read a statement posted on Bowie’s official Facebook account. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The influential singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career. Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien. Fusing British mod with Japanese kabuki styles and rock with theater, Bowie created the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Three years later, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the No. 1 single “Fame” off the top 10 album Young Americans, then followed with the 1976 avant-garde art rock LP Station to Station, which made it to No. 3 on the charts and featured top 10 hit “Golden Years.” Other memorable songs included 1983’s “Let’s Dance” — his only other No. 1 U.S. hit — “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “All the Young Dudes,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Fashion,” “Life on Mars,” “Suffragette City” and a 1977 Christmas medley with Bing Crosby. A photo posted by Team Curtains (@teamcurtainscom) on Jan 11, 2016 at 1:46am PST With his different-colored eyes (the result of a schoolyard fight) and needlelike frame, Bowie was a natural to segue from music into curious movie roles, and he starred as an alien seeking help for his dying planet in Nicolas Roeg’s surreal The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). Critics later applauded his three-month Broadway stint as the misshapen lead in 1980’sThe Elephant Man. Watch: David Bowie predicts the power of the internet and its impact on music industry. The interviewer is absolutely oblivious! Following the announcement, POP icons such as Kelly Rowland, K. Michelle & Kanye West have tribute his passing via social media. “I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” – RIP David Bowie pic.twitter.com/2WTxnWoX6v — KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) January 11, 2016 David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016 David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace 🖖🏾 #RIPDavidBowie — Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 11, 2016 R.I.P David Bowie. Wow. Such an innovator. You will be missed, most importantly your legacy remembered😔 #icon A photo posted by K. Michelle (@kmichellemusic) on Jan 10, 2016 at 11:41pm PST Our prayers go out to Bowie’s friends and family. Who is survived by his wife Iman and two children. Share this TEA:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.