, LONDON, Jan 11 – British rock music legend David Bowie has died after a long battle with cancer, his official Twitter and Facebook accounts said Monday.
Bowie died Sunday surrounded by family according to his social media accounts.
The iconic musician had turned 69 only on Friday, which coincided with the release of “Blackstar”, his 25th studio album.
“David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” said a brief statement posted to both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” it added.