Singer and songwriter David Bowie has died following an 18 month battle with cancer.
The legendary artist's representative confirmed the news in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” the statement read. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
The Let's Dance singer leaves behind his supermodel wife Iman, who he married in 1992, and his two children son Duncan and daughter Alexandria.
Duncan also confirmed the news on this Twitter account saying: "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all,” along with a black and white photo of him and his father.
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
David had just released his 25th album, Blackstar, on January 8, which was his birthday.
Since the news of his death, an outpouring of love for the singer from fans and celebrities has taken over social media.
I just lost a hero. RIP David Bowie.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
David Bowie, you will be sorely missed. Bowie's “Changes” and the Ziggy story songs were a major influence for me. pic.twitter.com/N1nkD9h82W— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 11, 2016