David Bowie released a haunting video in which he declared ‘look up here, I’m in heaven’ just three days before he lost a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
The star, whose new album came out just last week, passed away from the illness in New York yesterday surrounded by his family, according to an announcement posted on his official website and Facebook page today.
His final video, Lazarus, was released on Thursday and featured chilling footage of the singer confined to a hospital bed with his eyes covered by a bandage.
His longtime producer Tony Visconti suggested that Bowie knew for a year that his cancer was incurable, and added that his final album Blackstar was ‘a parting gift’ to the world.
Following Bowie’s death a flood of celebrities and other public figures such as politicians and even the Archbishop of Canterbury rushed to pay tribute to the impact he had on the cultural landscape of his era.
A spokesman for the singer said this morning: ‘David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
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