The entertainment industry lost a legend on Sunday (January 10). David Bowie passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
Bowie’s representative released a statement on the star’s Facebook page, which read, “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”
In honor of the legendary performer, UK independent music retailer Rough Trade revealed it’s supporting cancer research throughout the month of January. The store plans to donate all of its profits from sales of Bowie’s music to charities focusing on a cure for cancer.
— Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) January 11, 2016
After its announcement, the store shared, “If you find our website is down (#Bowie), pls be patient, try again in a few mins. Take solace: our website down = lots of @CR_UK donations!” Rough Trade’s flagship location is in London and also has stores in New York and Nottingham.
Bowie released his final studio album “Blackstar” on Friday (January 8), just two days before his death. The album surpassed 43,000 sales since its Friday release and is expected to reach the number one spot on the charts this week. In addition to Rough Trade’s remembrance, celebrities are sharing their condolences for the beloved star on social media. Check out their posts below:
Planet Earth is blue – Bono pic.twitter.com/p4GVmnuQql
— U2 (@U2) January 11, 2016
“Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning. David was a great star and I treasure the moments we had together. His music played a very strong part in British musical history and I’m proud to think of the huge influence he has had on people all around the world. I send my deepest sympathies to his family and will always remember the great laughs we had through the years. His star will shine in the sky forever.” – Paul Photo of Paul and David Bowie by @LindaMcCartney 1985 #PaulMcCartney #DavidBowie A photo posted by Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) on
So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So! ❤️#rebelheart A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on