Truly sad news upon waking this morning, to learn that David Bowie has passed away after battling cancer. Bowie had just turned 69 on January 8th; the same day he released his latest album, Blackstar.

A statement to fans read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Bowie has been one of my favorite artists for as long as I can remember and I’ve always loved him showing up in films. His most recognizable role being Jareth from The Labyrinth. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the ‘Starman’ himself.