David Bowie dead at 69: Celebrities share touching tributes online

David Bowie dead at 69: Celebrities share touching tributes online

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It was confirmed this morning that the legendary singer, David Bowie, has passed away aged 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer.  The news comes just days after Bowie released his latest album, Black Star, to critical acclaim.  His official Facebook and Twitter pages confirmed the news with the following statement:

‘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.’

Tributes have been pouring in across the Internet and on social media.   His son Duncan Jones confirmed the news at around 6:30am.

Longtime collaborator Tony Visconti posted on his Facebook page:

He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.

Charlotte Church Tweeted:

The Kinks:

RIP Bowie, a true genius. Davie Jones and the Manish Boys toured with the Kinks back in 1964.and ever since they have had a strong mutual admiration. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by The Kinks on Monday, 11 January 2016

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