David Bowie Has Died Age 69

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."





Sky News said the singer's publicist has confirmed the death.

Statements have also been posted on Bowie's official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

Posted by David Bowie on Sunday, January 10, 2016



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."

NZ Herald