David Bowie and Iman
Gender bending rock/pop legend David Bowie died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

Bowie was best known for his #1 hits "Let's Dance" and "Fame". He released his last studio album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday.

Bowie was born David Jones in London, England on Jan. 8, 1947. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, former supermodel Iman, and their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, 15. Bowie also has a son, Duncan Jones, 44, from a previous relationship.

Iman gave a hint into Bowie's impending death in a series of emotional posts on social media on Saturday.

She shared a message on Instagram.com that read: "The struggle is real but so is God." She also posted a message that read: Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

In a previous interview, Bowie said he started "naming the children the first night we met."

But it wasn't love at first sight for Iman. "I was not ready for a relationship," Iman told the Guardian newspaper in 2013.

"Definitely I didn't want to get into a relationship with somebody like him. But as I always said: I fell in love with David Jones. I did not fall in love with David Bowie."

Iman added, "Bowie is just a persona. He's a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met."

Duncan Jones and Rodene Ronquillo

Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, also shared his grief on social media.

Jones's wife, Rodene Ronquillo, is a breast cancer survivor. Jones said he rushed Ronquillo to the courthouse and married her a few hours after she was diagnosed with breast cancer on Nov. 7, 2013.

He later shaved his head bald in tribute to her after she lost her hair following chemotherapy treatments.

Bowie was diagnosed with cancer 18 months after Ronquillo, 35, learned she had cancer.

Jones tweeted, "Women are getting breast cancer younger & younger. Women? Check yourselves! ..& men?"

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    RIP Mr. Jones. Prayers for Iman and his kids. ??

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Gender bending rock/pop legend David Bowie...
    RIP under the shade Sandy placed on your grave..

    MORNING YALL!!,

  • rayne215

    David Bowie JAMMED! RIP

  • ????Angela White ????

    Rest in Peace David Bowie. Was shocked when I heard. I grew up listening to your music in the 80's.

  • OSHH

    Rest in peace. When I hit the 1.3 billi, I plan to give a substantial amount to cancer research, praying for a cure and or vaccine.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    SIP David Bowie...

  • SummerBaby

    RIP??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    RIP Bowie

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Morning

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She shared a message on Instagram.com that read: “The struggle is real but so is God.” She also posted a message that read: Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

    ______________
    :-( Praying for strength with Iman and his kids ..... sad

  • Mz.Capricorn

    RIP ? David Bowie.

  • 1/8

    Acts like Bowie, LaBelle, Parliament, Hendrix, KISS, Liberace, Elton John, Little Richard, and Prince, taught us that music isn't just an audible experience, it's a visual experience, as well.

    Sadly, with the death of David Bowie, the musical landscape just got a little dimmer.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    My favorite David Bowie song's are Let's Dance and Fame :)

    R.I.P.

  • Ni Ni

    I must admit i don't know any of David Bowies songs, but i loved that movie Labyrinth. Maybe they'll start playing it again now.

  • iWasteTime

    One time for David Bowie.
    PHUCK CANCER!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Prayers for his family...R.I.P.

  • Too Many Colors

    Go David! Rock out in heaven bruh! RIP

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP
    ?? for the family

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That movie scared the shyt out me as a child .....

  • jussaying

    My favorite Bowie song is Under Pressure. Love Fame too. I am so sad to see such an innovative artist go. He crossed so many different genres with his music and I admire him for being courageous, daring and brave enough to explore his artistry in the face of a society that often judges and criticizes before it uplifts or attempts to understand. My deepest condolences for his beautiful (both inside and out) wife Iman, who is also one of my favorite top supermodels of all time. Bowie and Ziggy Stardust you will be missed!!

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    RIP Goblin King

  • iWasteTime

    Under Pressure is still my chit!!
    Best Colab

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Heard this song this past Friday when I went out.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just saw a picture of Taraji from Golden Globes ..... she looked gorgeous ..... but damn she aging ..... and I'm talking aging ....... that shyt looked like it happened over night ....... I wonder is she not getting enough rest or something ....

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    R.I.P. DAVID JONES BOWIE

  • Ni Ni

    Me too. I got through the beginning fine but i think it was toward the end when i would change the channel..darn goblins

  • jussaying

    i think it's her eyebrows. the way they are arched so severely it looks a little ursula. but she still is gorgeous & i looooved her speech and lmao her passing out cookies in the audience.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    For some reason the entire movie creeped me out .....lololol

  • 1/8

    Little known fact: Luther Vandross sang background on David Bowie's song, Young Americans.

  • iWasteTime

    didn't she just suffer exhaustion too?
    I think she finally "made it" and doing it all!
    She need to sit down for a spell..

  • Miany

    sad...rip.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I noticed the gang of bags and wrinkle marks and frown marks on her face ..... it's like she aging like white women do only it's happening in her 40's sheesh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Spa day or something ..... because her face looks stressed and it had aged her tremendously ..... Angela Basset way older than her and looks younger ..... I just hardly see black beautiful women age like that ..... like quickly ...

  • Just Keya

    I think she is not getting enough rest. Trying to stay "booked"

  • Too Many Colors

    Yas! ?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    Yep...seems like too many great ones are leaving too soon. https://youtu.be/sJNfUIAjDgg

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    His youngest is only 15 too. So sad.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Sorry to hear of this this. May God Keep his wife Iman and his family and friends. I was certainly a big fan in the 80's.

  • 1/8

    When Luther died, I was literally beside myself, sobbing like a close relative had died.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep and one of Luther's back up singers was with him too ... the young lady that would be on stage with him and Lisa Fisher can't think of her name .... my dad said she looked like a man though lololol

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm sure she will be booking some Botox soon...going to that Kardashian dr they ALL go to now, Dr. Ourian.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    RIP Mr. Bowie, you will be missed.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Think it's rest, it can do a number on you. Unfortunately. I was jacked up at hospital dehydrated.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    As a cancer survivor, it hurts to hear about people losing the battle...no matter what age. Like Scott Weiland, David Bowie's songs made my days a little easier (particularly Fame, Fashion, Shake it). If you can ever see David Bowie Five Years, you'll see a welcome change from most of today's music.

    Thank you Sandra for posting Iman's kind words.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Hey Waste, Wednesday gonna be a our day? 1.5 Billion

    Just like Tamar...see them white girls be taking naps in Oxygen Chambers, and hooking up to 02 at night. Yes and it will be make you feel so different.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts
  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Angela probably got the chamber at her home and get o2 mask. They really make a difference. But they probably don't party either.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Hey Hunti. Facials, peels and I have tried botox yet, but will this year. Maybe

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Girl, Lisa Fisher is Everything. Last time I saw her she was still pulling it together. She has SUNG back up for the best. To Include BEYOOONNNNSAY.

    I saw her in the Caribbean couple years back at a Jazz Festival.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    @Jenie - Chile exhaustion will have you laid out. We went to to the French Caribbean for 5 days, and came back only to wind up in the hospital. To much Sex and Wine and Piña colada, I looked all refreshed when I got that and looked beat down getting back. It's suppose to be the opposite.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Go to Dr. Ourian. That man is a miracle worker according to his IG page. If and when I need some refreshing I'm booking a flight and going to him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile you better get you some rest ...... lololol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I think I saw a clip with Lisa on da youtube in the carribean performing ..... Loved her chile

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    thought going to the Sun and Blue waters would do. I still can't act right.

  • Empress

    I love to watch that Labyrinth movie. RIP

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I know for myself ..... doing tons of extroverted things takes a toll on me ..... big time ..... I end up feeling weak and exhausted ..... when it's like that I have to shut everything out to recharge .... if not I will look like terrible and feel terrible ....

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Well let me know, maybe that have bring a friend discount. Reminded me of Nip and TUCK. Lawd that was my show.

  • Canary Red™

    'Modern Love' one of my fav's!

  • Canary Red™

    Modern Love - *gets me to church on time*

  • 1/8

    People online are trashing Bowie's title track, Blackstar, saying it's demonic and an ode to Satan. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    In scientific terms, a blackstar is similar to a blackhole, but instead of being a vast space of emptiness, a blackstar is composed of matter, and when is collapses or dies, it pulls in or feeds on surrounding matter.

    If you read the lyrics, Blackstar is a song about death, redemption, and rebirth. It has nothing to do with Satan.

  • 1/8

    Great song! The lyrics are kind of sad. I'd love to hear a stripped down, slow ballad, bluesy version of that song.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Taco Juice

    Ava Cherry?

  • TheRider

    Now that's who we need an Unsung on, her voice was the best!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep that's her !!!!

  • TheRider

    I didn't know she was that young!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace Mr. Jones. I loved Let's dance as a kid and him and Mick dancing through the streets. My heart goes out to Iman and his children.

  • MS PEACHES

    FAME-was my joint. RIP

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Actually, that is what a number of articles/writers are saying abt him. No shade.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    This hit me hard this morning... my inner Valley Girl has ALWAYS loved me some Bowie. I was just speaking about his new album over the weekend. Tragic loss. Prayers to his family.*truly in tears*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So he sired his daughter with Iman when he was 54?
    And I know damn well Iman has to be at least 60.
    All of these old folks having children and not living to see them graduate high school. :-(

  • Canary Red™

    That's interesting you say the lyrics are kind of sad.
    I went back to read the lyrics years ago it kinda and still don't make sense to me....*scratching head* please 'splain to me??? I thought I had it but still quite puzzled.

  • Ssik am

    R.I.P.

  • TheRealLee

    Godspeed sir. Condolescense to his family. He and Iman outlasted most. I thought his girl was a little older. It's rough losing a parent at any age but specially as a teen.

  • Ssik am

    What does that have to do with David Bowie????

  • 1/8

    To me, Modern Love is a song about a man who can't let go of his old-fashioned ideas of what love is.

    The line where Bowie says, "I catch a paper boy... But things don't really change... I'm standing in the wind... But I never wave bye-bye... But I try... I try," seems to signify someone who is aware of the ever-changing world, but can't change with the times, no matter how hard he tries.

  • Ria

    Haha, you don't believe everything that you just wrote. This is coming from you, an atheist. You need to wake up.

  • Ria

    David Bowie was a homosexual satanist puppet. Hopefully, he has repented before dying.

  • 1/8

    Have you read the lyrics?

  • Lolalao

    Life on Mars? :)

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Same here...ive been his and Annie Lennox version of UNDER PRESSURE?

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    WOW!!!!!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I'm gonna have to find that - I love Annie as well. I've watched Bowie's Live Aid performance (among others) a few times today. His video for his last single Lazarus is even more eerie now that he is gone. At least he lived to the fullest and left this world on his terms. Can't ask for more than that.

  • Canary Red™

    WOW!!!! That's exactly it!!!!! Powerful song that is so true.
    Deep!!!!!!
    Thanks :) :)

  • Canary Red™

    WOW!!!! That's exactly it!!!!! Powerful song that is so true.
    Deep!!!!!!
    Thanks :) :)

  • kgirl33

    My sister was young and didn't get a chance to see her daughter graduate.

  • kgirl33

    My sister was young and didn't get a chance to see her daughter graduate.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    Maybe because she hadn't gotten any sleep? The night before she hosted The BET Gospel Celebration.

    Btw that's a very MEAN thing to say about someone...

  • breana

    Rip. Very talented and made a huge contribution to pop/rock and music in general. His beat from let's dance was also sampled in PuffyS been around the world. Was sad to hear of his passing this a.m.

  • breana

    I bet if you heard some of them, you'd recognize them. Many are in movies and on commercials

  • breana

    When she gave her acceptance speech, I was like....hmmmm she on that dope

  • Justlooking2SayIT
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh !

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So ?
    Your sister was a statistical anomaly.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Um I don't know ... Not talking bout him in this particular comment section ? Take care !

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    He was in Zoolander with Ben Stiller. He did a good job, great film.

  • lovelygamour

    david bowie. the man who taught me that white people could have legitimate style. he was COOL. even when he was playing a character he was cool. zoot suit bowie was my favorite. i hate that i missed him when he came to town some years back. my mom made fun of me for liking him but she had his records. he switched up styles on his album and each song could stand alone. not too many artist can say that. you didnt have to force yourself to like the song because you were a fan. the songs stood on their own. i was listening to john lennons mind games when i saw this post. i guess im just in my feeling on this. to me he was up there with micheal jackson. so many style makers are dying. lemmy from motorhead just passed. if you know anyone who gets tattoo then you have heard about lemmy. so many people that i know was real touched by his death. he was a legend at this bar. so many people said he was really friendly to everyone.
    i was david bowie for halloween and a talent show and a video. at least he died in peace. he had some tough years not too long ago. he actually looked great. its like the past partying is coming back to haunt them.

  • lovelygamour

    i think the post had some shade. like iman the former supermodel.

  • lovelygamour

    i thought she was mixed.

  • lovelygamour

    remember when lionel richtie exwife was involved in that plastic surgery scam. the nurse pretending to be a dr worked for ourian. ourian temp lost his license for a long time. they used some homemade fillers. apparently he has had some success but i would stick with old procedures. you know, tried and true.

  • lovelygamour

    type in ourian licence. then decided.

  • lovelygamour

    i been saying that for a few months. they used to give performers speed for "pep".

  • lovelygamour

    she still getting paid off this song. in michigan they play this song 3 times a day. everywhere.

  • lovelygamour

    i was scared of this movie and i thought it was silly at the same time.

  • lovelygamour

    im so sick of the internet bashers. they just want to comment first. they are too uncool for the song. they should just accept that and keep pushing.

  • lovelygamour

    yes. i loved him but they would be high as kites. he looked great these last couple of years. sad.

  • lovelygamour

    fyi. david bowie has two different eye colors because of a bar fight. i cant imagine him fighting. i could probably write an autobiography on him from memory. lol.

  • 1/8

    As the saying goes, we're all entitled to our own opinions, but we're not entitled to create our facts. Most of the people calling Blackstar demonic, have no idea what a Blackstar is.

  • eljjai

    they all call it cancer... why not call it what it really is. There is a price for a certain kind of lifestyle. Either way RIP