Iconic rock musician David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69. The news was announced in a statement on Bowie's social media sites:
"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it read.
Bowie's death was confirmed by his son, Duncan Jones, who tweeted, "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."