On Sunday, January 10th, 2016, the legendary actor and musician David Robert Jones, known by his stage name David Bowie, passed away after a nearly 18 month battle with liver cancer. Ivo Van Hope, who worked with Bowie on his musical, Lazurus, has said:
"Bowie was still writing, even on his deathbed. I saw a man fighting. He fought like a lion and kept working like a lion through it all."
Bowie had just released his 25th, and last, studio album, Blackstar, 2 days prior on his birthday. Bowie's producer, Tony Visconti, revealed that the album was Bowie's parting gift with his fans, family, and friends. May you rest in peace, for you will be dearly missed.