Sadly, numerous news outlets are this afternoon reporting that legendary musician, David Bowie, has lost his private battle with cancer.
The multi-Grammy award-winning English singer, actor, painter (and Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inductee) is survived by son Duncan Jones — director of the upcoming Warcraft film adaption. Bowie also had daughter with Somali-born supermodel, Iman; Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones in 2000. David Bowie had just turned 69.
The pioneer enjoyed a number of flamboyant rock personas during his musical career but none as well-known as Ziggy Stardust: the science fictional, androgynous, eyebrowless diva. But I’ll always remember him as the Goblin King from Labyrinth.
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
David Bowie’s final music video, Lazarus, was released just last week. It includes the lyrics:
“Look up here, I’m in heaven… I’ve got scars that can’t be seen / Oh I’ll be free … Ain’t that just like me.”
And over Christmas we got the trippy video for Blackstar aka ★ — the debut track from Bowie’s 25th and final studio album of the same name.
Ground control to Major Tom.
The stars look very different today.
Last year was the anniversary of one of the most surreal music performances in TV story: 35 years since David Bowie ushered the 1980s in Saturday Night Live. The producers censored a gay reference in the last of his three-song set—but they missed him repeatedly showing a giant penis at the end of it. Read More »
Fantastic illustration from artist Helen Green.