The song-writer and producer sprang to the spotlight in 1972 with his fifth studio album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars(shortened to Ziggy Stardust) which reached No. 5 in the United Kingdom and No. 75 in the United States on the Billboard Music Charts. Three years later, Bowie’s gained his first major success in the United States with his single Fame, and he followed this success with his 1976 rock LP Station to Station, which reportedly made it to the no. 3 spot on the charts.
Some of his ageless songs include his 1983 single, ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Space Oddity’ which is his only single that made it to the no. 1 spot in the US, ‘Heroes’, and more.
Confirming his death today, his rep said in a statement shared on his social media accounts:
“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.”