The news was confirmed via his twitter official account
January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle...
Bowie's son, Duncan Jones also confirmed the news via twitter
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all.
Last week, Bowie released his final album 'Black Star' and his Long-term producer Tony Visconti has said that the singer's final album 'Blackstar' was recorded as a "parting gift" to his fans.
RIP David Bowie.