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David Bowie spent his life in the spotlight, shifting form and musical style from one album to the next. His death was announced on January 11, 2016 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie toured Hong Kong in 1983 and 2004 but his links with the city run much deeper. The video for his song Fashion was filmed in the city, he spent time practising Buddhism and was active in the cause of Tibetan sovereignty. It would be hard to find another pop artist who could claim to have had so much impact across so many genres in so many regions of the world as David Bowie.