The Best Of David Bowie: 10 Amazing Quotes To Remember The Iconic Star

David Bowie, iconic rock star and legendary musician, died on Sunday at the age of 69, after an 18-month long battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends.

Through the singer’s official Facebook page, a statement was released confirming Bowie’s death, stating the facts simply.

“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.”

And indeed, the world is grieving — from those who cannot think of their childhoods without remembering the movie Labyrinth, with, of course, David Bowie starring as Jareth, the Goblin King, to those who were dancing in the street with Bowie and Mick Jagger. In fact, everyone has a certain David Bowie they remember best, but he may be best remembered as simply a poet, a man who had a true way with words.