Days after his 69th birthday and following the release of his latest work, David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 due to an 18 month battle with cancer. As we remember the legend and all his influence over the years, Bowie's family and Brian Eno issued these statements:
From Ziggy Stardust to Labyrinth, from ground control to Major Tom, the legend's music and influence in film, fashion, music and on popular culture is being felt deeply today. His death sent shock waves around the world and fans everywhere are sharing their most beloved Bowie moments.
A lot of artists who made history in past decades, often resurface every few years with new projects and collaborations, yet they usually fall flat on modern audiences, David Bowie was the exception. Throughout the 90's, 00's and again recently, Bowie released music that sounded fresh, new and exciting. He worked with Trent Reznor and his latest work Blackstar, sounds very Kid-Aian, fusing rock, jazz and electronic elements in a haunting manner. No other artist with beginnings in the 70's has even come close to how Bowie resonated with today's music listeners. Truly brilliant. David Bowie will be missed.