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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