Legendary British singer David Bowie died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer.
He’d turned 69 on Friday.
The news came to show to many since Bowie’s illness hadn’t been publicly known.
The singer whose hits over the years included Fame, Heroes, Changes, and Let’s Dance, had just released a new album two days earlier, called Blackstar.
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His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and and issued a statement.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family.