Just two days after his 69th birthday, David Bowie has passed away, .
His Facebook page posted the tragic news:
The singer's followers initially rejected the statement as a hoax, but the news was confirmed by his publicist.
Bowie was born David Robert Jones in England on January 8, 1947 and landed his first hit song at just 22-years-old with "Space Oddity"—a single that landed in the top five of the U.K. Singles Chart at the time of its release.
All throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Bowie became well-known for endlessly pushing boundaries during the glam-rock era, and even more famous for his androgynous alter ego named Ziggy Stardust.
His latest album, Blackstar, was released on his 69th birthday, and while album sales have yet to be tallied, Bowie has sold around 140 million albums throughout his illustrious career.
His publicist is expected to make a lengthier statement shortly.