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David Bowie dead at 69

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Three days ago we were celebrating his 69th birthday and a new album. Today we woke up to this devastating news. From his official Facebook:

January 10 2016 – 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.

Rest in Peace, Ziggy Stardust.

Longtime producer Tony Visconti wrote:

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.

And Iggy Pop says:


Ziggy Stardust

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Jarvis Cocker, New Order, Devo & more pay tribute to David Bowie too.

Watch Bowie’s new video for “Lazarus”, released four days ago, below…




Look up here, I’m in heaven I’ve got scars that can’t be seen
I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I’m in danger
I’ve got nothing left to lose
I’m so high it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below
Ain’t that just like me?

By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
Then I used up all my money
I was looking for your ass
This way or no way
You know, I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now ain’t that just like me?
Oh I’ll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh I’ll be free
Ain’t that just like me?

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