Farewell, Mr.Stardust: David Bowie dies at 69

Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com

Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com
Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com

After battling liver cancer for 18 months, rock and fashion icon, David Bowie, passed away just days after his 69th birthday and latest album release.

The Monday blues reached its peak when the world awoke to discover the loss of one of the most unique talents to date.

David Robert Jones, a.k.a David Bowie, had a music career spanning through 40 years that included hits “Under Pressure,” “Suffragette City,” “Let’s Dance” and “Heroes,” a movie career with an unforgettable role as Jareth the Goblin King in “Labyrinth,” while also giving inspiration to numerous fashion designers throughout the decades.

Taking a break between 2004 and 2012, Bowie blew up social media with his 2013 album release, The Next Day, which landed the No.2 spot on Billboard. His 2016 album, Blackstar, received applauding reviews from fans and critics. The album was released on his 69th birthday, and it is the most beautiful parting gift.

Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com
Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com
Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com
Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com
Photo courtesy of www.davidbowie.com

Celebrities took to social media to pay respects to Mr.Bowie for inspirations, influences, and heart touching moments shared with the iconic rock star. The hashtag #RIPDavidBowie made it to the trending stage within the hour of Mr.Bowie’s announcement on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/yokoono/status/686614101024501760

https://twitter.com/JeSuisDean/status/686090202226528257

Here at Coog Radio, we are honoring one of the greats by playing Bowie’s music for the next 24 hours and we made a playlist to listen to while wallowing under a rock .

https://play.spotify.com/user/1211655153/playlist/09NV68ks9HKVC7YYlT6FWv

To depart, we remember this touching quote from David Bowie:

I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

 

By Madeline Robicheaux

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