David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69
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.