Rock star David Bowie ‘dies peacefully’ after cancer-battle

File photo dated 25/11/2003 of David Bowie who has been named the best-dressed Briton in history - beating two queens and a duchess to the title. PPP-140219-232148002

File photo dated 25/11/2003 of David Bowie who has been named the best-dressed Briton in history - beating two queens and a duchess to the title. PPP-140219-232148002

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Music legend David Bowie has died following an 18-month battle with cancer, according to his official Facebook page.

The statement said he died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday (January 10).

Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has confirmed the statement on Twitter.

It read: “January 10 2016 - 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.”

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