(RNN) – Legendary musician David Bowie has died at age 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer.
Bowie representative Steve Martin reported early Monday that the influential British musician died “peacefully and was surrounded by family.”
Bowie’s career seemed to be in full steam when his death was announced.
He had just released his 25th album, Blackstar, on Friday – which was also his birthday. The work was yet another venture into new territory, with critics – who widely praised the album, calling it Bowie’s first jazz album. The video for the song Lazarus was released Thursday on YouTube.