David Robert Jones; 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)
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Goodbye Ziggy Stardust: David Bowie’s Long Career Ends On A High Note
It’s been announced tonight by his family and friends online via Facebook that David Bowie has died peacefully at home today at the age of 69, surrounded by loved ones. He had recently fought a battle with cancer, it was said.
I think the rock press owes us a more closely reported health news wire for mega rockstars like Bowie. This is seriously too much of a shock for his fans to take so suddenly. Just last week the world was celebrating his latest album release.
Man, you never think people like that will die. Probably because in a sense they won’t. Tomorrow I’m tweeting a trainload of Bowie videos out there.
I think I will borrow a rephrase from an online post I’ve read tonight:
‘Everything on the latest album indicated it. So much saying goodbye to the physical plane. So much love for all things. “Blackstar” is such a beautiful and insightful goodbye. Perfect.’