Reuters ticker tape in London shows news of David Bowie’s death

Exterior of Thomson Reuters building in Canary Wharf in London shows news of the death of rock star David Bowie

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JANUARY 11, 2016) (REUTERS) – Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London displays the news of David Bowie’s death.

As fans started to react to the news and tributes poured in, the news agency’s rolling news ticker read – ‘David Bowie, musical legend behind Ziggy Stardust, dies aged 69 from cancer’.

Bowie, the visionary British rock star who framed hits such as “Space Oddity” with flamboyant pop personas like “Ziggy Stardust” and androgynous displays of sexuality, passed away on Sunday (January 10) after an 18-month secret battle with the disease.