RIP David Bowie

black and white image of David Bowie performing decades ago, with his arms in the air

Three days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, Blackstar, David Bowie has died after a long battle with cancer. His obituary in the Guardian is here. His New York Times obituary is here.

My condolences to his wife, Iman, to their daughter, Alexandria, to his son, Duncan, and to the rest of his family, his friends, his colleagues, and his fans.

Iain was up and out of the house very early for work this morning. He woke me by texting to ask: "Have you heard about Bowie?" I knew the only thing there could be to hear, and I just sat totally frozen for a moment, hoping I was still asleep.

I have a lot of feelings. I don't really feel like writing about them. The man who fell to Earth has fallen away.

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