Music fans across Yorkshire are mourning the death of David Bowie, the rock legend who has died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
The sad news was announced in a statement on the singer’s Facebook page earlier today which read: “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.”
His son, film director Duncan Jones tweeted: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Bowie was 69 last week and had released his latest album, Blackstar, just three days ago to critical acclaim.
His death brings to an end an exciting chapter in the history of popular music: Bowie was an inspirational figure in the rock world for five decades and recorded some of the most influential, and definitive records in music history.
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