David Bowie has died, aged 69.
The legendary singer had been secretly battling cancer for 18 months, according to reports, and passed away peacefully in his home over the weekend.
A post on the singer’s Facebook page read: ‘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.’
Bowie made a name for himself for not only being a singer, but an artist, and was known for endlessly pushing boundaries and transforming his look.
Tributes have since poured in from famous faces on Twiitter, with fellow musicians mourning the loss of a legend.
Kanye West wrote: ‘David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.’
Madonna was also one of the celebrities to tweet, writing: ‘Talented . Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever!’
The singer, also known for his Ziggy Stardust alter ego, only released his latest album, Blackstar, last Friday, so the news came as a shock to most.
His son, Duncan Jones, also acknowledged the news on Twitter. ‘Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all’, he wrote.