He was called a glam rocker and a master of invention, David Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer.

I am in shock this morning, Bowie's death took me by surprised, just a few hours before I wrote this blog.

Several musicians, actors and celebrities alike have tweeted and made statements about the rock legend.

David Bowie's new album 'Blackstar' just hit the stores on Friday, which was his 69th birthday.

A statement released by his family said 'While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."
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Bowie's birth name was David Jones but he changed it so as not to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees.

David Bowie's career took off over 40 years ago with his breakthrough album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"

His first of only two #1 singles came in 1975 with 'Fame" and again in 1983 with 'Let's dance'

Bowie left us with so many memorial classics including "Suffragette City".
"Young Americans","Space Oddity", "Heroes", "Changes", "China Girl", "Modern Love", "Golden Years".

Some of Bowie's memorial performances includes Under Pressure" with QUEEN and the holiday classic "Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy" with Bing Crosby.

He also was an actor and was featured in "The Man Who Fell to Earth", "The Hunger", "Labyrinth", "The Last Temptation of Christ", and "The Prestige".

The stars look very different today, Major Tom has left the planet, but his classic masterpieces remain with us.

Check out Bowie performing two of his biggest hits live.