Singer passes away after battle with cancer...
David Bowie

David Bowie has died.

The singer's son Duncan Jones released a short statement this morning (January 11th), asking for privacy at this difficult time.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," the statement 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 news comes as fans and critics toasted the release of new album 'Blackstar'. Released on Friday (January 8th) it seemed to herald yet another brave about-turn in a career dominated by transformation.

Our thoughts with his friends and family at this time.

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