In Memoriam: David Bowie

Innovative. Theatrical. Eccentric. Eclectic. Strange. Each of these adjectives can—and have—been used to describe the genius that is David Bowie. Born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 in South London, the legendary pop and rock icon passed away on January 10, 2016 DavidBowie-portraitfollowing an 18-month long battle with cancer. The artist who brought us such classics as “Major Tom,” “Space Oddity,” and “Let’s Dance” had just released his latest album, Blackstar, two days before on his 69th birthday, and a new single, “Lazarus.” According to reports, Bowie actually planned for the song to be his final farewell to his fans around the world. Coming on the heels of this year’s Golden Globe Awards telecast, news of Bowie’s death spread quickly across social media, as fans reacted with shock and disbelief.

David Bowie is survived by his wife, supermodel and fashion icon, Iman, their daughter, Alexandra Zahra Jones, and son, Duncan Jones. The SoulTrain.com family extends our deepest condolences to David Bowie’s family, loved ones, and fans. Rock in peace, Mr. Bowie.

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—Rhonda Nicole

One Comment

  1. Dani says:

    His appearance on Soul Train, when he sang “Fame”, is one of my favorites. What a true artist. And I like that he always showed respect to and stood up for Black artists. May he rest in peace.

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