David Bowie was, and still is, a music legend. Through his 50+ years in the music industry he became an inspiration and a unique figure who encouraged people to be creative, and somewhat daring. His ‘go get it’ attitude and ever changing appearance not only made him a household name, but he became a figure everybody felt connected to in one way or another. Bowie always had a meaning and passion with every song he sang, every album he produced and every show/film he performed. This became noticed not only by the public, but also by the industry, as Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. During an interview with The Guardian, Bowie’s friend, and pianist, Mike Garson, stated that when they were together touring in 1996/1997, Bowie admitted that he had met a psychic. During the reading, Bowie revealed that he had learned about his death and when his death would occur. He would be 69 or 70 years old. Garson continued and said “It didn’t sound like the ramblings of one of these crazy people: it was something which he absolutely didn’t doubt at all. I never told anyone about it, but it never left my mind.” His final album, named Blackstar, was released on his birthday (January 8th 2016). The designer of the album, Jonathon Barnbrook, created Bowie’s last five album covers over the period of 15 years. Barnbrook is a talented designer who was able to connect with Bowie on a spiritual and personal level, which is why it comes as a surprise that he received criticism for creating an album cover design that apparently only took five minutes. However, anybody who has followed Bowie over the years knows that everything he does takes time and has meaning to it. Barnbrook told the design magazine Dezeen that using the symbol ★ had “a sort of finality, a darkness, a simplicity, which is a representation of the music.” After learning that his life would end at the age of 69/70, it is safe to assume that the psychic’s prediction had an influence on Bowie’s final album. Once Bowie became aware about his liver cancer, he not only created the incredible album Blackstar, he also devoted his time to a set of anthologies to be released in the future. Blackstar is Bowie’s way of saying farewell to his fans, and the set of anthologies that will be released over the years are his way of living on. David Bowie died from cancer on January 10, 2016, however, his spirit, talent and music will live forever. His producer, Tony Visconti summed up Bowie’s life is this powerful sentence; “His death was no different from his life – a work of Art.” If you are struggling to cope with losing a loved one, or you are curious about what the future has in store for you, contact Psychic Light today. Have a look through our website to find a reader best suited to you.