Music legend David Bowie died yesterday after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69 years. The singer’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post on his official page: “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”. Bowie’s death came just three days after the release of “Lazarus” music video which featured chilling footage of the singer confined to a hospital bed with his eyes covered by a bandage. His longtime producer Tony Visconti suggested that Bowie knew for a year that his cancer was incurable, and added that his final album “Blackstar” was ‘a parting gift’ to the world.