David Bowie: An Innovative and Iconic Rock Star

by Musa Tahir

On Sunday, January 10th, David Bowie unfortunately died at 69 years old “after an 18-month battle with cancer,” according to CNN news.

David Buckley, a British film score composer stated, “His influence has been unique in popular culture—he has permeated and altered more lives than any comparable figure.” Kanye West recently said, “David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.”

Bowie released his new album, “Blackstar”, two days before his death. According to CNN,  his album, “shot to No. 1 on the iTunes chart in the UK and No. 2 in the United States.” Many of Bowie’s songs are extremely popular among the general public including “Rebel Rebel,” “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” and many more.

Bowie had a monumental influence on fashion as well as music. Jeremy Scott, a fashion designer said, “His influence in music extends undeniably in fashion.” Bowie would wear androgynous attires and go against what much of society would disapprove of, and David’s boldness inspired fans all over the world.

Bowie was not solely a singer. According to CNN, “In 1976 he played the lead in Nicholas Roeg’s film “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” In fact, he even made cameos in TV shows such as “SpongeBob” and “Extras”.

David Bowie once stated, “I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.” This legend will truly live on forever in the hearts of many he touched around the world.

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