David Bowie


Age: 69

British musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals, and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust whose hits included Fame, Heroes, and Let's Dance, but who turned the music world upside down with the release of the 1972 album The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars, which introduced one of music's most famous personas long before alter egos and wild outfits became commonplace in pop, and who had recently released a new album called Blackstar.

Cause of Death: Liver cancer

Born: January 8, 1947

Died: January 10, 2016

New York City, New York