RIP David Bowie – 8/1/1947 to 10/1/2016

525px-David_Bowie_MuralDavid Bowie died today, the 10th January 2016. He was 69 years old. It was cancer, and he’d been battling it for 18 months. But that didn’t stop him releasing a new album just three days before his death.

It’s hard to actually define the man’s work; he was first an amazingly diverse musician, an occasional actor, and a role model to the androgynous. Many musicians have commented on his kindness. In a speech written to open the “David Bowie Is” exhibition, Actor Tilda Swinton said of Bowie:

Yet, I think the thing I’m loving the most about the last few weeks
is how clear it now is – how undeniable – that the freak becomes the great unifier
The alien is the best company after all
For so many more than the few

For many in the gender community, Bowie, like Lou Reed and others was an aspirational figure.

David Bowie leaves behind his wife Iman, daughter Alexandria and son Duncan.

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