Published: Fri, January 15, 2016
Business | By Max Garcia

David Bowie died of liver cancer

David Bowie died of liver cancer

Rick Wakeman had "some regrets" about not joining David Bowie's Spiders from Mars.

Hello! Magazine has reported that Bowie's funeral will be taking place in the United States, where he has been living with his family.

Only a small circle of close collaborators were aware that the iconic performer, who repeatedly reinvented himself across six decades in the music industry, was in poor health.

Throughout his career, Bowie was unafraid of pushing the boundaries of gender, sexuality and fashion and helped open the door for numerous pop stars who would follow, including Madonna and Lady Gaga.

"I've never met a hero of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can't enjoy it", said Lorde, who was introduced to Bowie at a Vogue event in America when she was 17.

O'Brien then introduced a montage of several appearances Bowie made on his talk shows over the years, dating back to the late '90s when the comedian hosted NBC's "Late Night".

Married to David for 10 years (the two welcomed son Duncan Jones in 1971), Angie was informed of David's death off-camera.

According to Tony Visconti, the music video for Lazarus - which was released just two days prior to Bowie's death - represented the musician's poignant final message to his fans.

And at the very end of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert presented a special performance of Bowie's "Let's Dance" by his musical guest EL VY.

At the musical's NY premiere on December 7, few knew that anything was amiss.

Ivo added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was written that he looked so well, so healthy".

Yesterday the world was shocked to its core when we discovered that the amazingly talented David Bowie had sadly passed away following an 18-month battle with Cancer. 

The Vatican said: "Check ignition and may God's love be with you" - borrowing a verse from Bowie's first hit, "Space Oddity".

He kept the ordeal secret from the public.

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