David Bowie’s official Facebook page has announced that he has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 69.

“January 10 2016 - 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.”

Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, confirmed his passing with the following tweet:

This is a very sad day indeed. 

We'll be following up with continued coverage on the life of this iconic and influential musician, producer, and performer.

For now, I leave us with this: