Legendary British pop star David Bowie is dead.
He died on Sunday after an eighteen-month battle with cancer, two days after his sixty-ninth birthday.
The artist’s verified Facebook and Twitter accounts were the first to post the news, which his son, Duncan Jones, then confirmed to Sky News.
Bowie was one of the most celebrated musicians of modern times and for many years a figurehead of pop’s avant-garde. His career was prolific; his most recent album, Blackstar, was released only two days prior to his death.