Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer.
His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family.
Tributes have been paid to Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, from around the world.
owie’s hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel and Life on Mars.
He was also well known for creating his flamboyant alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on Friday. The album, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.
His son wrote on Twitter:”Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
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