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The legendary singer has passed away days after releasing his 25th album

David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

The legendary singer’s passing was confirmed in a Facebook post on his official page. "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," the statement reads.

Last week, Bowie marked his 69th birthday by releasing ’Blackstar’, his 25th album.

Producer Tony Visconti said his death “was no different from his life - a work of Art.”

“He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry.”

Filmmaker and Bowie’s son Duncan Jones shared a childhood photo of him with his father on Twitter.