RIP David Bowie

Has passed away from an 18 month battle with Cancer.

The “Modern Love” singer leaves behind his supermodel wife Iman and two children.

His oldest son, 44-year-old director and screenwriter Duncan Jones, also confirmed the news on Twitter.

“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all,” he posted along with a black and white photo of his father holding him as a child.

Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016

Gaining extreme popularity in the early ‘70s with albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Bowie attracted attention and success with his flamboyant looks and performances. Over his 40-year-career, he sold an estimated 140 million albums and turned down a knighthood in 2003.

More to come.

Vale Starman. Off to join the stars above.

Pretty cut by this news.
My first album was Hunky Dory. Big Bowie fan.

Sad news. True artist

Major Tom and the Thin White Duke are no more. A big loss, a truly enigmatic figure. Sheesh musos going down like 10 pins right now. Ashes to Ashes, Aladin Sane.

A true icon gone.
One of my musical heroes.
RIP Mr Bowie.
Thank you for the memories.

He was a farking legend,I cannot believe this.

Well that sucks.

I feel I like I’ve been saying this a lot lately… I never knew he was even sick to begin with.

This one is really hard to fathom.

Probably not the time to bring this up, but I thought his son’s name was Zowie Bowie. (Although I knew David Bowie’s real surname was Jones.)

RIP Major Tom.

Wow. Wasn’t expecting this one. Hunky Dory is one of my favourite albums. Jean Jeanie one of my favourite songs. Just went to see the admittedly confused exhibition at ACMI a few months ago.

RIP.

Very sad news. Vale to a genuine legend.

Bowies in Space.

I feel I like I've been saying this a lot lately.... I never knew he was even sick to begin with.

This one is really hard to fathom.

Kept it pretty quiet I reckon.

Loved him even since I saw the ‘Heros’ film clip on Countdown. I thank him for introducing me to a world of music that I didn’t know existed.

One of the great Performance Artists, and he truly was an artist.

Very sad.

Merge threads? One in news as well.

:’(

DAVID Bowie has died after an 18 month battle with cancer.

The 69-year-old’s rep confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday afternoon, with statements also being released on the singer’s website and social media pages.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” read the statement. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”