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Rock star David Bowie, whose groundbreaking music inspired generations during a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 69.
Bowie as Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre in North London, 1972.
In 1969 he made his first appearance in the charts with Space Oddity.
Bowie performing in Mime at the Middle Earth Club, London, 1968.
Bowie married supermodel Iman in 1992 and the pair had a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.
Paul McCartney and David Bowie backstage at the Live Aid concert, London, 1985.
Live on the Plaza at the Rockefeller center as part of the Today Show, New York, 2003.
On stage at Wembley Stadium, London, 1987.
Bowie performing with Annie Lennox at The Freddie Mercury Tribute concert, London, 1992.
The star made a habit of confounding the critics - killing off his most famous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, at the height of his fame - and reinventing himself in roles including glam rocker, soul singer and hippie songwriter.
Bowie, born David Jones in post-war Brixton, south London, kicked off his music career in the R&B boom of the early 1960s.
The 1980s saw him combine his pop career with appearances in films including Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence and Absolute Beginners - as well as a memorable turn as the lead in fantasy Labyrinth.
The singer and guitarist died surrounded by his loved ones, a statement on his Facebook page said.
The rock superstar performing in Luebeck, 1997.
Portrait of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, 1975.