Blog Archive: Cancer

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer. Mr. Bowie

Death of David Bowie: The world reacts

LONDON — The latest on the death of singer David Bowie. All times local. 2:15 p.m. Producers of reality-TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” says David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie has decided to remain on the program despite his death. Angie Bowie is appearing on the British show, whose contestants must live together in a house, cut off from the outside world and be filmed by ever-present cameras. The show’s publicists said Monday that she had been told of Bowie’s death by her representatives off-camera and “has taken the decision to continue in the program.”

Yvonne Craig, Batgirl in 1960s, dies at 78 in Pacific Palisades

PACIFIC PALISADES >> Yvonne Craig, who played heroine Batgirl in the 1960s television series “Batman,” has died of cancer, it was announced Wednesday. She was 78. Craig died Tuesday night at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family, according to an announcement on her website. The cause was complications from breast cancer, which had metastasized to her liver, it said.

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