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David Bowie Dead! Music Legend Loses Battle With Cancer

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:06:56 Z)

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.

Bowie's death comes just days after the singer-songwriter released a new critically acclaimed album.

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