Ziggy Stardust left to join the stars Monday, January 11, 2016. David Bowie died at the age of 69, just days after he released his 25th album Blackstar – but how did David Bowie die?
A visionary with flamboyant outfits, David Bowie, sold 140 million records in a career that spanned five decades. A singer and musician, he has experimented with many musical genres and made forays into film, fashion, theater, and painting.
David Bowie’s sudden death left fans in confusion. His death was an absolute astonishment for fans, though it turned out later the star was holding an overwhelming diagnosis secret.
How did David Bowie die?
David Bowie passed away after an 18-month fight against cancer. A disease ignored by many of his relatives.
Carried away by cancer, he was fighting for 18 months. This information revealed on the official accounts of the star on Twitter and Facebook surprised many people and relatives as Marianne Faithfull and his friends were completely unaware of the disease from which the artist suffered.
Ivo Van Hove, the director of Lazarus, the musical of David Bowie currently played at Broadway, revealed to our colleagues of the Dailymail that the man of a thousand faces had liver cancer. “I’ve seen a man fight like a lion and continue to work through everything, even on his deathbed. I have great respect for that.” Van Hove continued, “He had told me he had liver cancer for a year and three months. [I don’t think anyone knew that. Neither the actors nor the musicians he worked on Blackstar, his last album,” A record,” was released two days before his death, and sales are currently exploding.
The director gives further details and says that the British star would have even fainted behind the curtains in New York.
Reactions to David Bowie death
On social networks, the reactions of personalities and some of his musicians and collaborators have multiplied.