British musician David Bowie dies at 69 years

He died of cancer.
11/01/2016 10h39 - Updated 11/01/2016 10h39

The British musician David Bowie, author of such classics as Starman and Space Oddity, He died at 69 years of cancer, informs on Monday its Facebook page. According to the message, or artist, who popularized the “glam rock” in the years 70 e 80, He died on Monday “serenely, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle eighteen months against cancer”. The note also calls “respect the family's privacy during mourning”. Your son, or filmmaker Duncan Jones, confirmed the news on Twitter. “I'm sorry to say it's true. I'll be off for a while. Much love to all”, wrote.

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his androgynous image and enigmatic, especially in their time of greatest success, released their latest album last Friday, coinciding with his 69th birthday. The eve of launch Blackstar, their 25th studio album, presented the video Lazarus, a disturbing four-minute clip in which Bowie appears blindfolded, levitating in bed in a psychiatric hospital. The latter work, it contains only seven songs, It was well received by critics in Britain and the United States.

For years there was in music circles rumors about the health of the singer, very reserved in his personal life and that made few public appearances. His last live show was a performance with charitable purposes in New York 2006. Bowie became famous in 1972, com The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and not only by its mysterious and electrifying lyrics, but his image as spectacular as ambiguous. His greatest hits, transformed into classical music and cult references, also include Let's Dance, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars, Suffragette City e Young Americans.

The Victoria Museum & Albert London dedicated in 2013 a Bowie, who during his career was also an actor, an exhibition that was one of the most successful in its history. One year later, in November 2014, Bowie celebrated half a century of career with nothing has changed, an ambitious anthology that reflected the diversity of faces that grew in your life. The publication was complemented by the premiere of David Bowie Is, a documentary about the artist, which it had exposure as the starting point of the film. Born in London's Brixton in 1947, the musician was married twice, and had two children.


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