PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just days ago we were celebrating the 69th birthday and 25th album of David Bowie, this morning we mourn his death.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Fairness Act, Preventing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Gender
David Bowie passed away Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 69.
“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,” says a statement released through his social media accounts.
Bowie leaves behind nearly five decades of art, inspiration, and a permanent impact on the world of music. His final album Blackstar was released Friday and spends a lot of time discussing death – even imagining looking down from heaven and looking down upon the world.
This morning, several musicians shared their thoughts on the passing of Bowie.
— Madonna (@Madonna) January 11, 2016READ MORE: Open For Business: Manayunk Chambers Guest House In Manayunk Can Be Anyone's Home Sweet Home
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
The Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie… 1/2
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) January 11, 2016
As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original. 2/2 #DavidBowie
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Bowie was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.