David Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his rep confirmed. He was 69.
"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," a statement posted on Bowie's official social media account said Sunay night.
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
Bowie's death comes just days after the singer-songwriter released a new critically acclaimed album.