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Sad news from the entertainment world, with the passing of a musical icon.

FOX's Rich Denison reports:

Legendary pop star David Bowie has died.

Representatives of the star posted on his official website and social media accounts that the entertainer died peacefully Sunday, surrounded by his family after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Bowie's career spanned four decades. He was born David Jones in London on January 8, 1947, changing his name in 1966 after the Monkees' Davy Jones achieved stardom.

Bowie turned 69 on Friday.

Rich Denison, FOX News.

(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

FOX's Simon Owen in London with more: