LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Bowie wasn’t just creating new music with his “Blackstar” album. He was telling the world he was dying. Bowie released “Blackstar” on Friday, and he died Sunday. Most of his close musician friends did not know he was dealing with cancer for the past 18 months. The “Blackstar” album discusses life, death and the afterlife. The video for the single “Lazarus” shows Bowie in a hospital bed with his eyes bandaged, singing, “Look up here, I’m in heaven/I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.” Yesterday, “Blackstar” hit number-one on the U.S. iTunes albums chart. “Best of Bowie” was second and two other Bowie albums have reached the Top 10.
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