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David Bowie: a look back at an incredible life in pictures

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English model Twiggy poses with David Bowie in Paris for the cover of his Pin Ups album, 1973.

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David pictured with his first wife Angie Bowie and their son, who was then known as Zowie and now goes by Duncan, in 1974.

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Brixton-born David pictured at Hilversum TV studios in 1975 wearing his famous eyepatch. According to reports, this wasn't a fashion statement but down to a condition such as conjunctivitis.

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David Bowie stars in The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1976. The British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg maintains a strong cult following for its use of surreal imagery and its performances by David Bowie in his first starring film role.


In 1986 adventure fantasy film Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly hits the screen.

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David Bowie and model Iman announce their engagement in 1991. Here, the happy couple are pictured in London.


HELLO! exclusively covered the couple's romantic nuptials, which took place in Florence, in 1992.

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The music legend receives his star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles in 1997.


The musician and model introduced their daughter to the world in a HELLO! exclusive in 2000. Speaking about the first time they met, David said: "My attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing. I couldn't sleep for the excitement of our first date. That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I'd never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one."

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Rock legend David Bowie performs on stage at the Forum in Copenhagen in October 2003.

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David stars in The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, a documentary and concert movie featuring David and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973.


The Ziggy Stardust icon and his model wife Iman at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in 2010.

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On stage David transformed into his flamboyant alter ego Ziggy Stardust, a science-fiction based, theatrical, enigmatic, androgynous character. Pictured here in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon.

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