David Bowie lost an 18-month battle with cancer yesterday. He died two days after his 69th birthday. Bowie, seen above in Absolute Beginners (1986) as the ruthless, amoral ad-man Vendice Partners, was born David Robert Jones in Brixton on January 8, 1947. A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor, Bowie was a major figure in popular culture for more than 40 years.
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