Tributes pour in for David Bowie as word of death hits music world

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David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69. Bowie died Sunday, January 11, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.

(Jan. 11, 2016) — Word of the death of iconic rocker David Bowie hit the internet hard Monday, and people took to social media to pay tribute to the singer.

Bowie, 69, died after an 18-month battle with cancer, according to his publicist. He had just celebrated his 69th birthday and released “Blackstar,” his final album, on Jan. 8. Here’s a look at what people are saying about Bowie:

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