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  Reply # 1467933 11-Jan-2016 20:04
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freitasm: If it's a hoax, it's a big one as now large media is reporting as well (see above tweets).



So if the media says its true, its true ? :) 



Read what I said: if it's a hoax, then some large media companies are not double-checking things (but we know some don't anyway).





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  Reply # 1467935 11-Jan-2016 20:05
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freitasm: If it's a hoax, it's a big one as now large media is reporting as well (see above tweets).



Wouldn't be the first time they've been sucked in and simply parroted what they've heard somewhere else.



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  Reply # 1467937 11-Jan-2016 20:07
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freitasm: If it's a hoax, it's a big one as now large media is reporting as well (see above tweets).



Wouldn't be the first time they've been sucked in and simply parroted what they've heard somewhere else.


I could imagine clowns like Fairfax or NZME being sucked in, but not RadioNZ.



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  Reply # 1467940 11-Jan-2016 20:09
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This is very strange. Not sure lead time between singing an album and release, but if he was terminally ill, hard to believe his priorities would have been making an releasing an new album on his 69th birthday a few days before dying. 


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  Reply # 1467942 11-Jan-2016 20:13
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Bugger.. RIP Major Tom




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  Reply # 1467943 11-Jan-2016 20:17
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I recall him from the Neverending Story.

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networkn: This is very strange. Not sure lead time between singing an album and release, but if he was terminally ill, hard to believe his priorities would have been making an releasing an new album on his 69th birthday a few days before dying. 



I can easily see that he would prioritize getting the album out. Besides, his part was probably done some time ago and it was up to the rest of the production team.

Also, amazon really need to sort the echo out, I asked it if David Bowie was dead, and it said no, David Bowie is not dead.




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networkn: This is very strange. Not sure lead time between singing an album and release, but if he was terminally ill, hard to believe his priorities would have been making an releasing an new album on his 69th birthday a few days before dying. 


There is lots of confirmation now. Either this is the biggest album promotion hoax of all time or he was still making art until the end:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

Warning tears may fall.

Edit: vivo clip will not play embedded. Added direct link.

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  Reply # 1467951 11-Jan-2016 20:22
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My older sister looked after David Bowie when he stayed in Auckland CBD at ' The Regent ' many many years ago,

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networkn: I recall him from the Neverending Story.

 

Think you mean  Labyrinth   

 

It is interesting that he never really made it big in the USA, although he was a bit alternative. But am guessing he will be more of a legend now.

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freitasm: More interesting because only this morning I saw this link and visited: "What did Bowie do at your age?"

 

That site has basically crashed from all the people hitting it.

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  Reply # 1467986 11-Jan-2016 20:49
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networkn: This is very strange. Not sure lead time between singing an album and release, but if he was terminally ill, hard to believe his priorities would have been making an releasing an new album on his 69th birthday a few days before dying. 



I can easily see that he would prioritize getting the album out. Besides, his part was probably done some time ago and it was up to the rest of the production team.

Also, amazon really need to sort the echo out, I asked it if David Bowie was dead, and it said no, David Bowie is not dead.


Well considering not every source has the news yet, I don't find that surprising. CNN didn't have it 30 minutes ago. 


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I'm going on Spotify to find me some Bowie. cry

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