- Publish Date
- Monday, 11 January 2016, 8:16PM
David Bowie has died aged 69 following a battle with cancer.
His son confirmed the news on Twitter saying: "Very sorry and sad to say it's true."
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
Sky News said the singer's publicist has confirmed the death.
Statements have also been posted on Bowie's official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The death comes a week after the release of his latest album "Blackstar", coinciding with his 69th birthday.
The dark, anti-pop album dealt with themes of illness and death. It's revealed today that he wrote the album while battling cancer.
On his Facebook page, the latest post reads: "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."