His final album was described by Bowie's producer Tony Visconti as his parting gift to the world.
David Bowie was a star of glamor and fashion well until his final days. His classy etiquette and style were evident even during his final photoshoot and it was quite an indication of his character. We find him at his cheerful best donned in a black suit and a black fedora hat. Looking at him here, we see a great deal of maturity in his appearance, which has changed a lot since his earliest career days.
The last photoshoot of the legend had taken place to promote his album Blackstar, Daily Mail reports. The session was organized by photographer Jim King while the suit was provided by designer Thom Browne. Prior to that, Bowie was actually seen in public at the time when he attended the musical Lazarus in New York on December 7th, 2015. “That’s the message that I sent,” says the message accompanying the photos on Bowie’s website. “Why is this man so happy? Is it because it‘s his 69th birthday or that he has released his 28th studio album today and it’s a corker? Who knows, but we’re sure you’ll want to join us in congratulating him on both. Many happy returns of the day to David Bowie and Blackstar.”
Jimmy King, the photographer who did the shoot, as far as we know, hasn’t said when the photoshoot was done. Of course, we are not privy to family and friends pics, as well we should not. But here is Bowie. Looking happy and silly. Just as I like to remember him. In the pictures for Blackstar, the album was described by Bowie's producer Tony Visconti as the star's parting gift to the world.
David Bowie last public appearance, New York, December 7, 2015 pic.twitter.com/RKlEintk4J— Brian Eno News (@dark_shark) March 10, 2016
David Bowie’s last photoshoot, to promote his new album Blackstar, shows the music legend dressed in a black fedora hat and suit designed by Thom Browne. https://t.co/No8s32WpXr#nature #entertainment #curiosity #funny #celebrity #latestnews pic.twitter.com/ZKpKE1QmJv— FabWeb (@FabWebAdmin) April 2, 2019
Yes, it was a fitting tribute as the legendary singer-songwriter passed away on 10th January 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Despite his illness, he remained very active right up till his death. Bowie's wife of 24 years, Iman, 60 shared her heartbreak online with references to her husband's death on her Instagram page after his demise. She posted the messages: "The struggle is real, but so is God’, and: ‘Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.". Bowie's son Duncan, director of Warcraft and Source Code, confirmed his father's death with a tweet that included a heartwarming photo of himself as a baby with his father. He captioned: "Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all."
David Bowie’s last photoshoot by Jimmy King (2015) pic.twitter.com/mJ0f3zcquV— david bowie pics (@gallerybowie) January 10, 2019
Bowie's death came as a shock to us all. We did know he was suffering from cancer, but we always thought that he would somehow pull through it. Several other icons of the industry, from Paul McCartney to Kendrick Lamar came forth to display their affection in many tributes after his passing. A spokesman for the singer said: "David Bowie died peacefully 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."