Monday, 18 January 2016

David Bowie: Exit of a musical legend


David Bowie ( Dailymail)

On Sunday, January 10, 2016, the world lost one of the most influential musical legends, David Bowie, who died of liver cancer at the age of 69. A statement on his Facebook account, noted, "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 months 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."
According to Dailymail, only a week ago he sent frequent collaborator Brian Eno a farewell email saying: 'Thank you for our good times, Brian, they will never rot.'

Following an outpouring of grief from celebrities, public figures and music fans, several significant sites in Europe and the US were transformed into memorials for the rocker, who had secretly battled illness for 18 months and was said to have suffered six heart attacks in the past few years.
His childhood home in South London, his apartment building in New York, a Dutch museum hosting a Bowie exhibition and the spot where the Ziggy Stardust album cover was captured were among the areas to host vigils.
Several fans burst into tears while laying flowers at a mural dedicated to the star in his birthplace of Brixton, with many saying his death - announced yesterday morning - felt like losing someone close to them.

In Brixton, south London, where he was born, hundreds of fans donned the iconic lightning face paint from album Aladdin Sane, as the somber mood turned into a party atmosphere into the early hours.
Thousands of people gathered outside the Ritzy cinema, dancing and playing his music throughout the night to pay tribute the the legendary musician. 
Bowie's passing came just three days after the release of a music video which featured chilling footage of the singer confined to a hospital bed with his eyes covered by a bandage.
The artist's hits include, according to BBC News, Let's Dance, Changes, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel and Life on Mars.
He was also well known for creating his flamboyant alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
The singer, who had been living in New York in recent years, released his latest album Blackstar only last Friday, his birthday.
The album has been well received by critics and was intended as a "parting gift" to the world, according to long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti.
Source: Dailymail and BBC


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