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David Bowie died at 69 after his 18-month long struggle with cancer. Bowie was a rock and roll visionary whose career as an artist spanned six decades. He had just released his 25th studio album, “Blackstar,” last Friday. It has already received strong reviews.

David Bowie was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 after his dedication to being a primary innovator of rock and roll. Some of his biggest hits included “Ashes to Ashes,” “Under Pressure” (with Queen), “Let’s Dance,” “Modern Love,” among many others.

David Bowie joined as a member of the band Tin Machine in the later part of his career where he cranked out songs with metal riffs paired with simplistic lyrics, which was much different from his experimental stage of his career.  But by then, David Bowie had his musical legacy firmly secure.

Bowie also performed as an actor, in movies like “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and on Broadway in “The Elephant Man”. He even got to play the Bond villain in 1985’s “A View to a Kill.”

Bowie divorced Angela Barrett in 1980 and married supermodel Iman in 1992. They had one daughter, Alexandria Jones. Bowie was also survived by his son Duncan from his first marriage.

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