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Old 11th January 2016, 12:02 AM   #1
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David Bowie dead / David Bowie (1947 – 2016)

Appears the Thin White Duke died a few minutes ago, apparently after an 18-month battle with cancer.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:02 AM   #2
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David Bowie dead

I didn't even know that he was suffering cancer. I was a huge fan, and a pall of sadness has fallen.

But let this thread celebrate his contribution to modern music and culture.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:04 AM   #3
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Dead heat with the Atheist. Bugger. I'll ask mods to merge.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:04 AM   #4
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Bejaysus, the number of people dying who had an influence on my young adulthood is rising scarily.

Link on Bowie: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...-a6805396.html
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:09 AM   #5
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Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong...

Another music legend gone.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:23 AM   #6
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Any details of what from? I know he had a heart condition and I don't recall amidst all the publicity about his latest album (which even a philistine like me had listened to) any mention of new health concerns?
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:26 AM   #7
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Ah I read a "battle" with cancer. I always admired how he separated his performance side from his private life. For such a hugely influential popular figure he was a very private individual, I could never imagine him doing a "Bowie's at home" TV show to garner publicity.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:28 AM   #8
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"I mean, you've got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a story-book, man," Biden said.

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Old 11th January 2016, 12:32 AM   #9
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I hadn't seen his new single Lazarus.

Says it all:

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Old 11th January 2016, 12:47 AM   #10
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That is actually freaked the **** out of me to Robin Williams level
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:53 AM   #11
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David Bowie (1947 – 2016)

News:

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David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:55 AM   #12
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Just read about this. Sad passing of a superbly multi-talented individual.
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Old 11th January 2016, 12:57 AM   #13
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Major Tom will fly for ever and ever.

Very sad news. I didn't always like his style of music (more not than yes), but he was a pure showman and could sing very, very well.
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Old 11th January 2016, 01:15 AM   #14
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Old 11th January 2016, 01:39 AM   #15
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Another legend passes on.
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Old 11th January 2016, 01:58 AM   #16
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On one hand, it's a sad day indeed. On the other, the radio has been the best I've ever heard this morning.
Tributes from some huge names and Bowie songs.

Bye David, you'll be missed.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:12 AM   #17
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And another one bites the dust... damn I'm getting old. I saw David Bowie at "A Happening" in southern CA, Hollywood I think but I'm not sure. I was still in high school so that means it was in 1971 since that was his first appearance in the US.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:13 AM   #18
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♫ He really made the grade... ♪



#EDIT: Shamelessly hotlinking this from Fark:


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Old 11th January 2016, 02:20 AM   #19
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With Freddie. Under Pressure.

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"I mean, you've got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a story-book, man," Biden said.

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Old 11th January 2016, 02:26 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Mister Earl View Post
♫ He really made the grade... ♪



#EDIT: Shamelessly hotlinking this from Fark:

http://img.fark.net/images/cache/850...A&f=1453093200
Your link doesn't work.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:31 AM   #21
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I think someone found out I was hotlinking it. I'll see if I can save my own copy, store it, and redo it.

EDIT: I guess everyone was hotlinking the same source, it must have crashed and burnt O_o. I'll look for another.

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Old 11th January 2016, 02:35 AM   #22
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This has been a particularly sad start to a new year. There will be others to farewell but right now I'm feeling particularly sad. Goodbye Ziggy.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:37 AM   #23
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This? Ah too large to post. If you want to see the gif simply paste:

http://img.fark.net/images/cache/850/2/2o/fark_2oA5-6M41jsFhcxBUsNvCfhH95c.gif?t=78LhIT3Qr5sjTw9j9yoN_ A&f=1453093200

into your browser.

It won't work as a link here for security reasons.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:38 AM   #24
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Here we go. I think this'll do it.



What's weird is I can't really see the picture on the computer, just my phone. At work, office filters =\
So I'm effectively doing this blind. Should be a montage of handdrawn David Bowie pictures, showing his changes through the years.

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Old 11th January 2016, 02:40 AM   #25
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Here we go. I think this'll do it.

http://imgur/.com/gallery/kVtjwa4

What's weird is I can't really see the picture on the computer, just my phone. At work, office filters =\
So I'm effectively doing this blind. Should be a montage of handdrawn David Bowie pictures, showing his changes through the years.
Says: webpage not available.
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Old 11th January 2016, 02:42 AM   #26
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Argh. I'll just have to wait about three and a half hours to de-office and then pull the proper link. It's in my imgur account.
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Old 11th January 2016, 04:03 AM   #27
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He had the rather unique combination of being a superbly talented songwriter with an insane musical gift and genre breadth, and also an absolutely incredible and varied singer.

It's hard to imagine another like him.
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Old 11th January 2016, 04:08 AM   #28
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Have been a major fan since before the Ziggy days. I grew up with Bowie and Ziggy and Aladdin Sane, literally, belting in my ears. Superb. Awesome. We will always have that music "to be played at maximum volume", as the back of the album cover says.

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Going to take a while to sink in.
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The impact he made on people, no there will never be another David Bowie.
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David Bowie RIP

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"If you're ever sad, just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie." A quote from a fan on CNN
ETA: And also from the CNN article, am I the only person who is sick to death of seeing what Kanye West tweets about every friggn thing? Mr. West doesn't belong in the same article as Bowie.
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Ah I read a "battle" with cancer. I always admired how he separated his performance side from his private life. For such a hugely influential popular figure he was a very private individual, I could never imagine him doing a "Bowie's at home" TV show to garner publicity.
He didn't need to. The man was talented enough that his work did all the necessary garnering.

My wife is a huge Bowie fan, and I will definitely miss the music.
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He's just resting
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Here we go, now done proper.

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That is actually freaked the **** out of me to Robin Williams level
That's my reaction as well. I thought it was one of those fake rumors. We're losing all the good ones.
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He lived long to celebrate the release of his 28th album. What an artist. He will be missed.
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Here we go, now done proper.

He was like Dr Who in reverse.
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