Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Family tributes mark first anniversary of David Bowie’s death

photo: Jimmy King

While colleagues, friends and fans around the world marked the first anniversary of David Bowie’s passing on Tuesday, his family and business team shared their own series of social media tributes to the late entertainment icon.

The music legend lost his 18-month battle with liver cancer in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Bowie’s official site shared an animated collage by Helen Green, writing, “We can be Heroes, for ever and ever @Helengreeen has created this beautiful animation referencing all 28 Bowie studio albums #BowieForever”

The singer’s widow – model, actress and entrepreneur Iman – posted a photo of a double rainbow over the New York City skyline that was taken on the day of his passing, adding “Jan 10th, 2016 NYC Skyline #ForeverAndEver #ForeverLove #BowieForever”

And Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, shared images of his father on what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday on Sunday, writing, “Happy birthday (grand)dad. We love you. Goodnight.”

An EP of Bowie’s final recordings was released Sunday while the music industry continues to be impacted by the loss of the singer: a new report from the British Phonographic Industry indicates his final album, “Blackstar”, led a resurgence in vinyl album sales across the UK in 2016 to its biggest sales in 25 years.

Bowie’s 25th studio record topped The Official Charts Company’s year-end sales list ahead of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” and classic albums by Fleetwood Mac (“Rumours”), The Stone Roses (self-titled), The Beatles (“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”) and Nirvana (“Nevermind”).

See also:

David Bowie’s widow Iman posts tributes to late husband on his 70th birthday
David Bowie’s final recordings issued on his 70th birthday
David Bowie leads UK vinyl sales to 25-year high
Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana songs added to 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame
Search David Bowie at hennemusic