Wendy Leigh, David Bowie‘s biographer, has revealed the rock icon experienced six heart attacks during his fight with cancer. He fought back from the serious setbacks and even completed his final album before succumbing to the disease.

Leigh told the BBC that Bowie suffered half a dozen heart attacks during his fight against the deadly disease – but fought back from each of them.


bowie final photo

“He didn’t just battle cancer if that’s not enough – he had six heart attacks in recent years,” she told BBC News. h/t mirror

Bowie died just days after his 69th birthday. Above is the rocker’s final photo. Below is a screencap from his final video which depicted him trapped in a bed.

bowie haunting video in bed

(Final photo: Price/face to face)