A tweet from Duncan Jones confirmed Bowie’s death saying “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
Statements were posted on the star’s Facebook and twitter pages saying he passed away on Sunday.
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle… https://t.co/ENRSiT43Zy
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 11, 2016
He had recently released his 25th album on January 8th to coincide with his birthday.