Well were really weren’t expecting to wake up to the Monday morning news that David Bowie has passed away…. A man who really had a grip on his art, and right up to the last his art was right there…. R.I.P David Bowie…
“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. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
The BBC report “Bowie’s long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti said Blackstar was the singer’s “parting gift” to the world. He wrote on Facebook: “He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way.
“His death was no different from his life – a work of art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift.
“I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us.”
Tributes have also been paid to Bowie from across the world of entertainment. Brian Eno, who collaborated with Bowie on his albums Low and Heroes, said: “Words cannot express… rest in peace David Bowie”. Bowie collaborator Rick Wakeman wrote on Twitter: “As I’m sure you can imagine I’m gutted hearing of David’s passing. He was the biggest influence & encouragement I could ever have wished for.” Madonna said she was “devastated” and that Bowie had “changed her life”. She wrote on Twitter: “Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!”
As sad as it is to say it, that final album really is the perfect end, he did it with such style…