David Bowie 1947 – 2016


In a post to David Bowie’s official Facebook page and confirmed by his son, Duncan Jones, the legendary musician died Sunday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

The statement reads, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Bowie was the essence of alternative. His influence on modern music is immeasurable. He took chances no one would take. The only hope that could come from the end of his life would be to re-inspire more artists to take chances beyond what might be considered normal.