"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," said the post.
"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."David had just celebrated his 69th birthday on the 8th of January this year which was the same day that he released his 25th studio album, Blackstar. He is survived by second wife and former supermodel Iman, and by children Duncan and Alexandria Jones. May his soul rest in peace.