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David Bowie Dies Of Cancer Aged 69

January 11, 2016

I shared the sadness of the whole UK- possibly much of the world- this morning on the announcement of the sad death of David Bowie from cancer aged 69.

Being 40 years younger, I haven’t heard many of his songs. However, I did hear Space Oddity in recent years, as the track hit the news when astronaut Chris Hadfield sang it in space.

David Bowie was fascinated by space, aliens, and Mars, as many of his song titles prove. This is a fascination I have always shared with him.

This morning’s Victoria Derbyshire programme was dedicated to tributes to the Starman and presenter  Norman Smith made the point that he often wrote and sang about difference. As a disabled writer who often writes about difference, I can definitely relate to that.

Disabled comedian Ted Shiress shared this video on Facebook of David Bowie performing Heroes live at Neil Young’s school for severely disabled youngsters in October 1996.

Readers, this is an open thread for your tributes to the Starman.

RIP Sir.

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  1. January 11, 2016 11:57 pm

    I was of the generation that grew up listening to David Bowie. They say that art is creation and he raised the music of his genre to an art form, I and many others will miss him and his creativity, R.I.P. The heavens will be rocking tonight!

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