Just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his latest album, Blackstar, David Bowie died Sunday (January 10, 2016) after an 18-month battle with cancer.
His press rep said, “David Bowie died peacefully 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.”
One of the most important figures in the history of rock, Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947 in South London. He rose to prominence in 1969 with the British hit “Space Oddity,” having adopted the surname Bowie to avoid confusion with Monkees singer Davy Jones, and went on to have one of the most successful, influential and lengthy careers in rock history.
In tribute to his passing, we have gathered some photos of David Bowie over the years. Flip through the photos below to see David in all of his glory.
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