By Clay Hollander ’19
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Bowie passed away on Sunday at 69.
Bowie is considered to be one of the most influential artists of all time in all types of music. He released albums in many genres, ranging from the classic rock and roll of
“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” to dance-pop in “Let’s Dance,” folk in “Space Oddity” and experimental jazz in his latest release “Blackstar.”
During his career, Bowie released 25 studio albums and nine live albums. Many artists voiced their remorse for Bowie’s death.
“David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person,” said Iggy Pop via twitter.
Bowie’s death was caused by liver cancer. He fought for 18 months.
“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime,” said Kanye West via twitter.
Members of the middle school community shared their thoughts about Bowie’s sudden and sad passing.
“I think that Bowie’s music has always been for the outsiders and hit several generations. It was difficult to fall asleep after I read about it [Bowie’s death] last night,” history teacher Ian Ulmer said.
Bowie released one last final album on Friday entitled “Blackstar” before he passed.
“It’s really taken a toll on all of us. There isn’t a single person I know who hasn’t in some way been affected by Bowie,” said Julia Smith said.
May David Bowie rest in peace.