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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Musician David Bowie and supermodel Iman attend the DKMS' 5th Annual Gala: Linked Against Leukemia honoring Rihanna & Michael Clinton hosted by Katharina Harf at Cipriani Wall Street on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DKMS)

LONDON (AP) — David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

The singers official twitter account released the news late Sunday night.

Representative Steve Martin said early Monday that Bowie died “peacefully” and was surrounded by family.

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.”

No more details were provided.

Bowie turned 69 on Friday, the same day he released a new album called “Blackstar.”

Celebrities have been posting condolences on Twitter.

 

 

 

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