David Bowie dies aged 69

He had been suffering from cancer

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David Bowie has died aged 69.

According to a post on his official Facebook page, he had been suffering from cancer.

“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.”

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Writing on Twitter, Bowie’s son, the film director Duncan Jones, also confirmed the news.

The news has been confirmed to Uncut by Bowie’s UK publicist.

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