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The music world mourns the death of David Bowie

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs in Hartford, Conn. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69....
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1995, file photo, David Bowie performs in Hartford, Conn. Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

Matt Jaworowski, Media General National Desk – (MEDIA GENERAL) – The music world received a sudden blow early Monday, after David Bowie's representative Steve Martin announced the singer died "peacefully" after an 18-month battle with cancer.

The news spread quickly as artists expressed their grief of the loss of the iconic pop musician.