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REST IN PEACE, DAVID BOWIE

By now, you’ve probably heard the tragic news — the iconic singer/songwriter/megastar/actor David Bowie has passed away.

Here’s the post from his official Facebook page, which also Tweeted about his passing:

January 10 2016 – 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.

Here is a link to the post: https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie/posts/10153176666977665

Bowie’s latest single and video, Lazarus, was just released last week:

The video features Bowie as a sick man, trying to get better, while hospitalized.  It’s admittedly unsettling to watch it now, but we assume that Bowie made it when he knew he was losing his battle with cancer, so he obviously wanted people to continue watching it after his passing.  We’re not watching it again right now though.  The news of Bowie’s death is hitting us hard and we just can’t bring ourselves to do it.

If you are going to watch the “Lazarus” video, you should probably start by watching the video for “Blackstar” first, as “Lazarus” seems to be a continuation of “Blackstar”:

A few Bowie facts…

In 1975 Bowie scored his first #1 single in the US with “Fame.”  The song was co-written with John Lennon and appears on the album Young American.

In 1983, Bowie earned his second #1 with “Let’s Dance.”

In 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2006, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

A major book in the history of music has now been finished, but we’ll be reading it for a long, long time.

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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