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David Bowie Learned of Terminal Cancer 3-Months Before Death

January 7, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to Yahoo, a new documentary revealed that David Bowie discovered his cancer was terminal three months before he died. The documentary was by the BBC; Bowie discovered his treatment was to be stopped while he was starring in the death-shrouded music video Lazarus.

Music video director Johan Renck had the following to say about the discovery…

“I found out later that the week we were shooting is when he found out that it is over. We’ll end treatment or whatever capacity that means, that his illness has won.”

He also discusses the meaning behind the video…

“To me it had to do with the biblical aspect of it, you know, the man who would rise again, and it had nothing to do with him being ill. That was only because I liked the imagery of it.”

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