Music legend David Bowie has passed away – it has tragically been announced.
His spokesperson revealed the 69-year-old has been battling cancer (the type not specified) for 18-months.
A statement issued on his social media page, read:
“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.”
Though his sound was sonically rooted in Rock, his impact on visuals for all was profound.
A host of celebrities agree, issuing tributes which continue to pour in as we type…
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
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) January 11, 2016
R.I.P David Bowie. Wow. Such an innovator. You will be missed, most importantly your legacy… https://t.co/yKpbWSzi1J
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) January 11, 2016
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016
Bowie is survived by his two children and wife, supermodel Iman, to whom he has been married to since 1992.
Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the Bowie family.