David Bowie Passes Away At 69

January 11, 2016

On January 10th, 2015, the world lost another of its pivotal and influential rock icons. David Bowie passed away two days after turning 69 years old, who reportedly was fighting an 18-month battle with liver cancer. The following message was posted on his official Facebook page:


January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with...

Posted by David Bowie on Sunday, January 10, 2016


Having recording such legendary songs like "Changes", "Ziggy Stardust", "Rebel Rebel", "Space Oddity", "Heroes", and many more, David Bowie proved himself to be a true musician icon in his 40+ years as a musician. Even though he has not toured since 2004 after undergoing heart surgery, he had remained active recording music, as he just released his latest album Blackstar on his 69th birthday.

Bowie paved the way for many talented artists who drew inspiration from him including Marilyn Manson, Trent ReznorScott Weiland, and Nirvana, who famously covered his song "The Man Who Sold The World" at their MTV Unplugged performance.

In light of his passing, Marilyn Manson wrote a short piece to Rolling Stone Magazine:
"My first introduction to David Bowie was watching 'Ashes to Ashes' on MTV. I was confused and captivated," said Manson. "But it wasn't until my first real stay in Los Angeles, around 2997, that someone told me to take a moment to listen to something other than Ziggy StardustAladdin Sane and Hunky Dory. So I went for a dizzying car ride through the Hollywood Hills and listen to Diamond Dogs. All of my nostalgia, instantly turned to awe. I was hearing him sing about fiction as a mask to show his naked soul. This changed my life forever." Manson went on to add, "This crushing moment of fear and loss can only be treated the way his music has affected everyone who was fortunate enough to hear and love it. Let's NEVER let go of what he gave us."

David Bowie may be gone from this world, but at least Ziggy Stardust is once again living amongst the stars.

(source: Loudwire)