BELGRADE – Legendary rock artist David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed to SkyNews. The news was also posted on the musician’s official website.

Photo:  Leonhard Foeger / Reuters
Photo: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

The artist “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.”

The artist’s career spanned more than 40 years, and was marked by numerous style transitions from rock to electronic music. All the while Bowie managed to maintain a solid, cross-generational fan base.