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Not just cancer, David Bowie suffered ‘six heart attacks’

It was not just cancer that got to him. Rock legend David Bowie suffered as many as six heart attacks.

music Updated: Jan 13, 2016 15:30 IST
Tributes are seen next to a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, January 11, 2016. David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity, has died of cancer.
Tributes are seen next to a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, January 11, 2016. David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits Ziggy Stardust and Space Oddity, has died of cancer. (REUTERS)

One of David Bowie’s biographers has claimed that the rock legend suffered as many as six heart attacks before his death. Bowie, who underwent heart surgery in 2004, died of cancer on Sunday but it has now been claimed he was also battling other health problems, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Wendy Leigh, who published a biography of the singer last year, told BBC News: “He didn’t just battle cancer... he had six heart attacks in recent years. I got this from somebody very close to him.”

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Meanwhile, fans organised an impromptu street party in the singer’s birthplace of Brixton, south London on Monday. Hundreds of devotees lined the streets to sing and dance the night away in tribute to the iconic star.