David Bowie Death Hoax: Music Icon Passes Away, But Many Refuse To Believe It

Danny Cox

The world woke up on Monday morning to the tragic news that music icon David Bowie had passed away, just two days after he turned 69-years-old. He brought life to the world of entertainment in so many different ways, and his loss is a true loss to everyone. Due to the Internet, though, and celebrity death hoaxes, there are a lot of people who simply don't believe it and think it's the David Bowie death hoax.

The New York Times reported that the news of Bowie's death was, indeed, true, as his publicist, Steve Martin, confirmed it. Not a lot of other details were revealed, but it is known that he had been treated for cancer for the past year and a half.

Martin posted a simple message on his Facebook page, and has asked for the family of Bowie to have respect and privacy at this hard time.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family."

— INTERNET ACTIVIST (@WeezyFKennedy) January 11, 2016

— michaela (@panarinbread_) January 11, 2016

As per the Guardian, Bowie's publicist had to take time out of this sad day to even address the rumors going around that his client wasn't dead and it was a hoax. At one point, he seriously had to come about and state, "It's not a hoax."

That is when Duncan Jones, Bowie's son, also took to Twitter early on Monday morning to let the world know of the passing of his father.

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016

Bowie released his latest album just last week, and it is titled "Blackstar." It was released to coincide with his birthday, and it has already gotten rave reviews from critics and fans alike around the entire world.

David Bowie has unfortunately passed away, and far too young. The world has lost a legend in all of entertainment and so many other ways of life, but the celebrity death hoax needs to be forgotten. This is not a David Bowie death hoax, even though many honestly wish it was.

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