Music Icon David Bowie dies, following 18 month cancer battle.

Music icon David Bowie has died, following an 18 month cancer battle which the star kept secret from fans.

The 69 year old only released his latest album last Friday, which was also his birthday.  His son, Duncan Jones, released a statement saying "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."

Bowie released 25 studio albums and was hailed by many as a music legend.  His most famous hits included 'Star Man', 'Heroes' and 'Space Oddity'.

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