David Bowie, Icon With Hudson Valley Ties, Has Died
Iconic singer David Bowie, with ties to the Hudson Valley, has died from cancer.
Word of his death Sunday was posted on the artist's official social media accounts and confirmed by his representative. A posting on his Facebook page says he was surrounded by his family when he died after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Bowie's Son went on Twitter to express his sadness and confirm the loss of his father.
Bowie had strong ties to the Hudson Valley. In 2001 he bought a three-bedroom house in Ulster County. The Hollywood reporter says Bowie purchased the Shokan home for $2.1 million in cash with his wife Iman.
On August 19, 2003, Bowie performed in Dutchess County. That night he rocked at the Chance Theater in Pougkeepsie. The concert was a warm-up show for for Bowie's "A Reality Tour." David Bowie.com says "it was an intimate performance for BowieNetters at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie." You can see the set list below.
New Killer Star
Battle For Britain (The Letter)
Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
I'm Afraid Of Americans
She'll Drive The Big Car
Never Get Old
The Man Who Sold The World
Hang On To Yourself
Heathen (The Rays)
Bowie's career spanned six decades. He died two days after his 69th birthday. The release of his 25th studio album "Blackstar," to strong reviews, came out on the same day.