David Bowie, an iconic British singer, died of cancer on January 10, 2016, days after turning 69 and the release of his last album, Blackstar. Bowie's innovative songs and stagecraft had a major influence on popular music in the early 1970s. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time and the 23rd best singer of all time. The iconic pictures of David Bowie - in this gallery by TASS.