R.I.P. David Bowie

The Thin White Duke himself, the legendary David Bowie, has died after a battle with cancer.

In a statement posted to his social media accounts, a rep says: “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”

The influential singer-songwriter and producer was a key pioneer in the glam rock movement as well as art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during an eclectic over four decade long career.

He also dabbled in the film world numerous times with acclaimed turns in “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” “The Hunger,” “Labyrinth,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Absolute Beginners,” “Basquiat,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” “B.U.S.T.E.D.,” “August” and “The Prestige”.

Thoughts and condolensces go out to his family, including his son Duncan Jones, friends and countless fans.