Fans are speculating that in its single Lazarus, released a few weeks ago in mid-December, Bowie predicted about his death.
The lyrics of the song are "Look up here, I'm in heaven/ I've got scars that can't be seen/ Look up here, man, I'm in danger / I've got nothing left to lose".
Bowie, born David Robert Jones in Brixton, south London on January 8, 1947, released 25 albums in his career as well as acting in several films. He changed his name early in his career to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of the Monkees.
One of the most popular and flamboyant artistes of his generation, Bowie is credited for glam rock though he defied being tied to to a particular genre by producing great music in art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica in an eclectic 40-year career.
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