David Bowie, a master of music and makeovers, dies at 69

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  • David Bowie's publicist did not elaborate on the kind of cancer
  • Bowie was without parallel in his showmanship

(CNN)David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69.

Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN.
"David Bowie died peacefully today surr