Saying goodbye to a legend


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David Bowie leaves behind a legendary career in music.

Music legend David Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month-long battle with cancer, according to the New York Times.   

“[He] died peacefully surrounded by his family,”according to the Telegraph’s, a United Kingdom’s newspaper distributed internationally, report on social media statements.

Bowie, renowned for his musical blends, spoke to many fans with his unique style of music that frequently featured the spirit of an outsider. However, his latest and final song “Lazarus,” released on the Jan. 8 album “Blackstar,” produced an eerie foreshadowing of his death.

One of the song lyrics opens up with “Look up here, I’m in heaven,” a strange coincidence for his death two days later.

The most questioned lyrics of the song are perhaps the most impactful: “Oh I’ll be free, Just like that bluebird, Oh I’ll be free, Ain’t that just like me.”

Bowie left fans with a hauntingly beautiful video.

[The video] was deliberately created and timed as a “parting gift” for [Bowie’s] fan,” Tony Visconti, producer of “Blackstar,” said.

Fans will forever remember him fondly for his eccentric style and moving music.

“I really like his music,” senior Soo Ryun Yu said. “It’s really weird but kinda calming to listen to, and I’m really sad that he passed away.”

Bowie’s career reached fans across all generations.

“Growing up I used to listen to a lot of [his songs] and was fortunate enough to be familiar with David Bowie,” English teacher Brianna Nguyen said. “I [am] sad to to hear of his passing because [of his] influence on classic rock, [and] I know he’ll leave a legacy for future musicians.”

Bowie is sure to be missed and will be immortalized in his songs and unique take on life.