David Bowie was a man truly out of this world. A genius from outer space. The man who fell to Earth. It’s difficult to imagine the world without him, but at least we were lucky to witness such greatness. In the end, it was cancer that took him from us in this untimely manner.
He died on the 10th of January 2016. Just a couple of days after turning 69. A statement was posted on David Bowie’s social media: “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” It was also confirmed by Bowie’s son.
Bowie was an extraordinary artist. He created not only amazing music, but also, whole worlds to go with it. He was constantly reinventing himself. He inspired so many people. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like right now, if Bowie didn’t exist. His life and career strongly shaped and influenced our culture. He pushed the limits of music and art so far out of their comfort zone throughout his career, and opened new horizons for new artists who would come after him. He was a creative genius until the very end. His last album ‘Blackstar’ was released on his birthday, just days before he died. It’s hard to think of a world without him, but we knew this day would come; after all, that beloved alien was only visiting our planet.