Multi-talented English artiste David Bowie has passed on, marking the end of a 69-year long successful life and musical career. According to a statement posted on his official social media accounts, he succumbed to cancer, after a courageous 18 month battle with it, with his family by his side.
Born in 1947, and through his life he has been a singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, painter and actor. The world called him master of reinvention for most of his amazing works particularly for his work in the 1970’s. He was widely loved for his voice that soared from a baritone to a falsetto; he was one of the most influential people in the entertainment world. He was a theatrical and flamboyant rockstar who inspired many people. He’s music sky rocketed thanks to his originality as a song writer.
The multi-talented icon appeared in movies like Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Prestige among others. He also had smashing songs including The Man Who Sold The World, Five Years, Modern Love, Rebel Rebel (1974), Ziggy Stardust(1972), Young American (1975), Heroes (1977) among others. His songs were a salve for the estranged and the misfits of the world.
Bowie was loved by many. Peculiar among these is the egocentric Kanye West.
“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative; he gave us magic for a lifetime, “tweeted rapper Kanye West.
Bowie had just released his latest album, ‘Black Star,’ on Friday, his 69th birthday. It shot to no. 1 on the iTunes chart in the U.K. and no. 2 in the U.S., underscoring his appeal even after decades in the music business. He was famous his talk of “carrying on against the odds, terror in knowing what the world is about and turning and facing the strange.”