David Bowie, the pioneering artistic chameleon who was unquestionably larger than life, died on Sunday, January 10 — two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, Blackstar – after an 18 month battle with cancer.
His death was confirmed by Steve Martin, his publicist, this morning. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a post on Bowie’s Facebook page read.
Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26) is celebrating the life and mourning the death of the legendary singer, songwriter multi-instrumentalist and performer with fans and fellow artists. You can call into the tribute show now at 1-866-553-2020.
EW Morning Live host Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw honored the icon in a segment earlier this morning.
Howard Stern also paid tribute to Bowie, who has long been one of the his musical heroes and even served as a surprise guest almost exactly 18 years ago at his 44th birthday bash in 1998, performing Fame, Hallo Spaceboy and I’m Afraid of Americans.
“Rest in peace David Bowie; you are the best. You’re right up there with the greats,” Howard memorialized this morning. “I’m really sad about it.”
SiriusXM will continue to honor Bowie across a variety of channels today. Stay tuned for more information.