David Bowie used the haunting lyrics of his swansong album to say goodbye to his fans following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
The 69-year-old singer, who died yesterday, penned seven cryptic tracks for his latest album Blackstar which hinted at the terminal nature of his condition.
Perhaps the most moving track on the record is Lazarus, which became posthumously poignant today as he told fans: 'Look up here, I'm in heaven.'
Just three days before he died, the avant-garde artist had released the video for the song, which showed the singer trapped in a hospital bed, his frail body shaking beneath the covers and his eyes covered in bandages.
Today, Bowie's producer suggested the artist knew for a year that his cancer was incurable, describing Blackstar as his 'parting gift'. He added that Bowie had made his death - as he did his life - 'a work of art'.(Más)