Legendary singer, songwriter, actor and all-round talent David Bowie has died at the age of 69. Bowie had been battling cancer for the past 18 months, but released his final album – ‘Blackstar’ – on Friday, to coincide with his birthday.

Born David Robert Jones in London, he changed his name to avoidconfusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees and throughout the years, Bowie provided the world with wonderful, weird and zeitgeist defining music, as well as starring in several films, including ‘Labyrinth’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ and ‘The Hunger’. As well as this, Bowie contributed songs to several film soundtracks, most recently ‘The Martian’, ‘Sleeping with Other People’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

Our thoughts are with David Bowie’s friends and family at this sad and difficult time.

  • filmbuff2011

    I’m saddened to hear about the death of David Bowie. Although he was thought of more as a singer/songwriter, he made a unique contribution to screen acting as well. Who could forget his debut performance in The Man Who Fell To Earth, as a WWII soldier in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence or as the Goblin King in Labyrinth. My favourite performance of his though is in The Hunger. In one scene, he ages decades while keeping the character the same. His film-specific songs were great too – e.g. the haunting theme for Cat People or the thumping I’m Deranged over the opening titles of Lost Highway. He was a true original and a great loss…

  • emerb

    Me too, tragic loss. He was a true talent
    and I agree that he was great in The Hunger. Only this Sunday i had been
    reading a few different articles about his life and works, little did i
    know, he would be gone the next day…