Singer-songwriter David Bowie has died, according to a statement posted on his Facebook page.

“January 10, 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” the statement reads. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief.”

The 69-year-old Bowie released a new album, Blackstar, on Friday. A video for the title track came out last month. Blackstar was Bowie's 25th album.

The openly bisexual Bowie rose to fame during the glam rock era of the 70s. His short-lived alter ego Ziggy Stardust was a flamboyant, androgynous character that heavily influenced the music scene. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bowie is survived by his wife Iman, daughter Alexandria Jones and son Duncan Jones from his first marriage to Angie Bowie.