The photo was published on the official Instagram account for David Bowie on January 8th, 2016 – on what was also the day of his 69th birthday and two days before his death.
His death was announced on social media on Monday. Bowie passed away, aged 69, surrounded by family after a “courageous” 18-month discreet battle with cancer. Despite his illness, he remained active up until his death, appearing in public just last month to attend a staging of his off-Broadway adaptation of Lazarus. Last week he released Blackstar along with the all-too-surreal video for album track “Lazarus”.
This is how you want to be remembered: David Bowie’s last photoshoot, done to promote his new album Blackstar, show the star dressed in a black fedora hat and suit and wearing a confident smile. The suit comes from fashion designer Thom Browne, and the photo was taken by Jimmy King. Bowie was last pictured in public at the opening for the musical Lazarus in New York on December 7.
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