Farewell, David Bowie!

Born David Robert Jones, David Bowie was one of the most influential writers of pop music. He was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor. Bowie achieved his commercial breakthrough in 1969 with the song “Space Oddity”. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, his androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image.

A shocking news revealed that on 10th January 2016, two days after Bowie’s 69th birthday marked by the release of his first album “Blackstar” in three years, the rock star and legendary musician succumbed to liver cancer at his New York home after a tough 18-month struggle. Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti mentioned that his final album which was recorded in early 2015 was a farewell “parting gift” to the world. The lyrics were about acceptance of his fate.

Bowie’s death was a complete surprise to many because those who are close to him kept the disease a secret. He was reported to be a long-time smoker and heavy drug user, and had put his health under strain for many years.

We share in this huge loss … our deepest sympathies to his family!