The news broke this morning about the passing of legend David Bowie, who passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Bowie recently released his latest album Blackstar on Jan 8th to rave reviews.  It was also his birthday.

Bowie has long been recognized as one of the important figures in music, shifting his persona and music at will and with no apologies.  He was a trailblazer and someone that many artist’s claim to be an influence on them.

A statement from his publicist:   “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.”