David Bowie cause of death
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was acclaimed by critics and musicians for his innovative work during the 1970s.
David Robert Jones was born on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. His mother, Margaret Mary “Peggy” (née Burns; 2 October 1913 – 2 April 2001), was born at Shorncliffe Army Camp near Cheriton, Kent. Her paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants who had settled in Manchester.
She worked as a waitress at a cinema in Royal Tunbridge Wells. His father, Haywood Stenton “John” Jones (21 November 1912 – 5 August 1969), was from Doncaster, Yorkshire, and worked as a promotions officer for the children’s charity Barnardo’s.
The family lived at 40 Stansfield Road, on the boundary between Brixton and Stockwell in the south London borough of Lambeth. Bowie attended Stockwell Infants School until he was six years old, acquiring a reputation as a gifted and single-minded child—and a defiant brawler.
What was David Bowie’s cause of death?
On 10 January 2016, English musician David Bowie died at his Lafayette Street home in New York City, having suffered from liver cancer for 18 months.