David Bowie, after battling cancer for 18 months, has passed away.
According to a statement posted on his social media accounts, he “died peacefully, surrounded by his family.” Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released only days ago on January 8th, his 69th birthday.
He was an incredible artist who challenged society’s notions of rock with his glam rock, punk, and electronica hits.
During his 40-year career, he pushed boundaries, changed lives, and served as an inspiration for countless people both young and old.
These are just a few of the songs and moments in which he seemed to change everything — and they’re ones we will always remember.
1. Space Oddity
4. Ziggy Stardust
5. Dance Magic (as the Goblin King from Labyrinth)
6. Ashes to Ashes
7. Dancing In The Street
8. Modern Love
9. The Man Who Sold The World
10. Rebel, Rebel
11. Golden Years
12. Blackstar (the titular song from his most recent and final album)
Illustrator Helen Green drew a picture of David Bowie every year on his birthday…resulting in this simply spectacular animated .gif that she posted to her tumblr.
If you’d like to order prints of these incredible illustrations, please visit Helen Green’s website.