Exactly five years ago, two days after the release of David Bowie’s latest album, Blackstar, millions of hearts broke with the news of Bowie’s death following an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie was a visionary, the likes of whom appears once in a generation at most, and his impact on the world of music was, and still is, immense. That he planned for his final album to be released so close to his last breath makes perfect sense. For this was his goodbye. Five days later, Bowie’s son shared a letter of thanks that had been written to David Bowie by Dr. Mark Taubert, a palliative care consultant working for the Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff. That letter is below. Many thanks to Dr. Taubert for allowing me to feature it in
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