Monday, 11 January 2016

OBIT - DAVID BOWIE


A legend of rock music who was also an icon of film, David Bowie was the man who fell to earth - on the 11th of January 2016, three days after the release of his final album Blackstar on his 69th birthday, he left this planet for good. Bowie's son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, announced that his death, in his sleep, had followed an 18-month battle with cancer. Known primarily for his immense contribution to music, Bowie was also an acclaimed film actor, whose credits comprise some of the most memorable roles of their times: The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hunger, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Labyrinth, The Last Temptation of Christ, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Basquiat and The Prestige. And so many other titles were blessed by the presence of his songs on their soundtracks, a sure stylistic touch to enliven any feature. No doubt he will be missed by so, so many indeed, including his children Duncan and Lexi, and spouse Iman.