PUBLISHED: 11:53, Thu, Sep 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:53, Thu, Sep 3, 2020
David Bowie left fans a huge gift before he died: Blackstar, his final album. Many have considered this to be his swansong, or even his final words. Express.co.uk takes a look at the final moments of the iconic legend.
David Bowie died of liver cancer, aged 69 on January 10, 2016 at his home on Lafayette Street in New York City.
His album Blackstar had been released on his 69th birthday, two days before his death.
The singer had reportedly been living with liver cancer for 18 months but kept his death a secret from many, including friends in the music industry and fans.
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David Bowie - what were his last words? (Image: Getty)
He died at his home on Lafayette Street in New York City.
The singer was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014, while he was working on his off-Broadway musical Lazarus.
According to Reuters, he only told his family and those he was working with at the time.
David had cancer treatment, with his long-time collaborate Tony Visconti saying the singer was bald from chemotherapy when they met to begin work on Blackstar.
David Bowie with his wife Iman (Image: Getty)
By November 2015, after there were hopes he would be in remission, the cancer had spread and he was told it was incurable.
David reportedly chose to stop treatment for cancer during the filming of the Lazarus music video, and his last public appearance before his death was at the opening of his musical Lazarus on December 7, 2015.
His death took place two days after the release of Blackstar, with many calling it his “swansong,” especially the song Lazarus.
Lazarus is a Biblical figure who was raised from the dead by