KATHMANDU — Legendary musician David Bowie died on January 10 at 69 years old following a 18-month battle with cancer.
Bowie’s death was first announced on a verified Facebook and Twitter account associated with the glam rock star. A rep said in a brief message that Bowie been fighting cancer for nearly two years.
“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.
Bowie turned 69 on Friday and released his new album Blackstar to mark the occasion.
The singer-song writer had a hugely successful career spanning four decades and a multitude of genres. He had largely retired from the public eye following surgery after a heart attack in 2004.
Bowie had just released a new album, “Blackstar,” two days earlier on his birthday, Jan. 8. It was the 27th album of a distinguished career that spanned nearly six decades.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.