David Robert Jones, known as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor.
Bowie received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl, and doctors feared he would become blind in that eye. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil, which gave a false impression of a change in the iris’ colour
Bowie married Mary Angela Barnett on 19 March 1970 at Bromley Register Office in Bromley, London. Their son Duncan, born on 30 May 1971, was at first known as Zowie. Bowie and Angela divorced on 8 February 1980 in Switzerland.
On 24 April 1992, Bowie married the Somali-American model Iman in a private ceremony in Lausanne. The wedding was later solemnised on 6 June in Florence. They had one daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Zahra Jones, born in August 2000
The couple resided primarily in New York City and London, as well as owning an apartment in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay.
Born: January 8, 1947, Brixton, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 10, 2016, Manhattan, United States
Spouse: Iman (m. 1992–2016), Angie Bowie (m. 1970–1980)