David Bowie has passed away after battling cancer, Buro 24/7 Middle East can confirm. A statement on the musician's Facebook page today read: "January 10, 2016 — David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief." The musician was married to model, Iman, who he wed in 1992.

The news comes just days after the music icon released his latest album Blackstar on Friday.