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At the age of 69 from cancer, he died British musician, songwriter and actor David Bowie.

On his official Facebook page says:
«David Bowie died today surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer, which lasted 18 months.

At a time when many of you feel sorry for this loss, we ask you to respect our privacy.»

Three days ago, on January 8, Bowie has released his 25th album «Blackstar». Preceding his record repeatedly received recognition both among critics and audiences alike.

Recall that in 2000 the magazine New Musical Express Bowie was voted the most influential musician of the twentieth century, as had the greatest influence on the work of the respondents edition musicians.

The first recognition of his career, he received in 1969, hitting in the top five British charts with the song Space Oddity. Subsequently, in 1975, his song Fame, written in collaboration with John Lennon topped the charts in the United States.

Among other achievements should be noted Bowie total circulation to sell records - more than 136 million, allowing the musician to enter the top 10 of the most successful artists in Britain.

In addition, he has repeatedly come in different tops "100 best musicians of all time," and in 2002 as part of BBC poll took 29th place in the rating of "100 Greatest Britons", ahead of David Beckham and Charles Dickens.

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