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David Bowie has died at the age of 69.

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The legendary musician’s death was first reported on the artist’s official social media accounts, and was confirmed by a representative.“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” read a post on the artist’s official Facebook page. His son also confirmed the news via Twitter:

Bowie celebrated his birthday two days ago on January 8, the same day he released a new album. We’ll have more on Bowie’s life and music over the coming day.