British singer, songwriter and rockstar David Bowie breathed his last on 10th Jaunary, 2016. He was battling cancer for last 18 months. His spokesperson confirmed the news of his demise over Twitter and Facebook. Born on 8th January, 1947, Bowie’s musical career spanned 4 decades and ended with the release of his last studio album, ‘Blackstar’, just two days prior to his death on his 69th birthday. David was known as an innovator as he experimented with various styles of music and his own appearance throughout the career.
David Bowie had the first taste of success in 1969 with his single ‘Space Oddity’ that reached top 5 of UK Singles Chart. He followed up with songs like ‘Starman’, ‘Fame’, ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’. He had experimented with many musical genres such as electronic, glam rock, blue-eyed soul, jungle and industrial.
David Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He had 5 platinum and 8 gold certifications from US while he amassed 9 platinum, 11 gold and 8 silver album certifications in UK. He is 39th on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and 23rd on the best singers of all time list.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016