David Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month long battle with cancer. He was 69.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a statement from his family read. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
The legendary artist enjoyed a career that spanned 40 years, and Bowie had recently released his 25th album, “Blackstar,” in early January. (RELATED: B.B. King, The ‘King Of Blues,’ Dies At 89)
He got his big start in 1972 with “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,” but it wasn’t until his song “Fame” in 1975 that he had a number one hit.
During an interview with the Telegraph in 1996, Bowie said he had done everything there is to do.
“I really had a hunger to experience everything that life had to offer, from the opium den to whatever,” Bowie said.
“And I think I have done just about everything that it’s possible to do — except really dangerous things, like being an explorer. But anything that Western culture has to offer, I’ve put myself through most of it.” (RELATED: Celebrate The Life Of David Bowie With The Top 6 Bowie Knives Ever Made)