David Bowie death creates ripples throught the globe: What kind of cancer did David Bowie have, update
David Bowie is no more. He died of liver cancer after struggling against the killer disease for one and half years. His Rep said that the singer and rock star breathed his last peacefully surrounded by his family members. He was 69.
The British singer who was born in South London in 1947 was a maverick who was known to change his look and style very frequently. But this didnâ€™t deter his millions and millions of fans in each and every part of the world to mob him wherever he went.
His Rep Steve Martin while announcing the death of legendary rock and roll artist said that he died after fighting cancer for more than 18 months. â€œDavid 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 griefâ€, said a statement released by his family on is social media handle.
Following are the tributes paid to him
“David was always an inspiration to me and a true original. He was wonderfully shameless in his work. We had so many good times together… He was my friend. I will never forget him.”
“I am still in shock. Never saw it coming. … My deepest condolences to Iman and the family. An amazing life. An amazing career.”
“Bowie WAS The Man Who Fell to Earth. Curious, brilliant, enigmatic and sweet. We needed him and he appeared, changing our perceptions forever.”
“As John & I had very few friends, we felt David was as close as family. Sweet memories will stay with us forever.”
Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones, posted a picture of his smiling father on Twitter:
“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens:
“He has left us for another world, beyond the darkness of this present one vividly so depicted in the shadows of his last video. I truly pray he’s welcomed to the light by his Maker in that great today, which has no tomorrow.”
Irish singer Hozier:
“Unthinkable. The world has lost one of the most important artists and icons of our time. I was moved immeasurably by David Bowie. RIP.”
“David Bowie we will remember your brilliance. Heartfelt condolences to family, friends & fans around the world.”
Astronaut Tim Peake, who is aboard the International Space Station:
“Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many.”
“He never seemed of this earth. Now he’s left it. He bent rules, gender, genres, and our minds. RIP David Bowie. One. Of. A. Kind.”
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield, who performed “Space Oddity,” on the International Space Station in 2013.
“Ashes to ashes, dust to stardust. Your brilliance inspired us all. Goodbye Starman.”
German Foreign Office:
“Good-bye, David Bowie. You are now among #Heroes. Thank you for helping to bring down the #wall.”
The Rolling Stones:
“The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original.”
“Im Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert i ever saw in Detroit!”