David Bowie, the Legendary Musician, Has Died at 69
The legendary musician David Bowie has died at 69, according to his publicist.
His death was reported in posts on Facebook and Twitter, and confirmed by the publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning.
Mr. Martin did not provide a cause of death, but a statement on Mr. Bowie’s Facebook page said the singer had died after an 18-month battle with cancer.
The multitalented artist, whose last album, “Blackstar,” was released on Friday — on his birthday — was to be honored with a concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31 featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats. He also has a musical, “Lazarus,” running Off Broadway.
Born David Jones on Jan. 8, 1947, in South London, Mr. Bowie rose to fame with “Space Oddity,” in 1969, and later through his jumpsuit-wearing alter ego Ziggy Stardust. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
In a post on Twitter, there musician’s son, Duncan Jones, said, “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Mr. Bowie was married to the international model Iman.
His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006, according to Reuters.