That was a sudden news - David Bowie died at the age of 69 from cancer.
I wasn't a enthusiastic fan, but I loved his music.
My first experience of his songs was the album "Let's Dance". I still remember all of the album's tracks, such as "China Girl" and "Modern Love". His colaboration songs were also unforgettable, such as "Dancing in the Street" with Mick Jagger and "Under Pressure" with Queen.
In the 1980's era, I watched some movies in which David Bowie acted. They were "Absolute Beginners" and "Labylinth". Straightly speaking, "Absolute Beginners" was not a well-made movie. The only thing I remember is the pretiness of the main actress Patsy Kensit, who is known now for being a former-wife of Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Bowie in "Labyrinth" was more remarkable than "Absolute Beginners". He played the dark king of the Labyrinth, and he kidnapped Jennifer Connelly, a later Oscar winner, in the story. His original songs in the movie "Labyrinth" were great.
He was famous in Japan as an actor too, because of the movie named "Merry Chiristmas Mr. Lawrence". He was credited in the movie with Ryuichi Sakamoto, also a famous Japanese musician.
R.I.P Dacid Bowie.