David Bowie's life in pictures
Here we look back at the remarkable life of British singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie, who died from cancer in 2016 at the age of 69
Bowie's hits include 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Life on Mars' and 'Let's Dance', and he was well known for creating the alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's latest album, 'Blackstar', was released in January 2016, on his 69th birthday.
In 2013 Bowie was voted the best-dressed Briton in history in a poll by BBC History Magazine, winning the title with 48.5 per cent of the votes. He was nominated by designer Wayne Hemingway, who told the magazine: "Here was a creative genius who understood art and design, looked cool, inspired us and upset the establishment. All these attributes lead to things that drive humankind forward… change".
Here, we explore Bowie's life in pictures...
This article was originally published by History Extra in January 2016 and has since been updated.