David Bowie’s longtime drummer, Dennis Davis has died after a long battle with cancer in Manhattan, New York.
His death comes only three months after his iconic form band mate.
Davis was Bowie’s drummer throughout the 1970s and 80s – his death was announced by his producer Tony Visconti on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Visconti wrote “He was one of the most creative drummers I have ever worked with. He came into David Bowie’s life when we recorded some extra tracks for Young Americans and stayed with us through Scary Monsters and beyond.”
Davis rejoined Bowie during the 2000’s, including Bowie’s “A Reality Tour.” That tour would be his last.
The Manhattan native also has musical credits with Stevie Wonder, George Benson and Roy Ayers. He started his music career with Clark Terry Big Band in 1967.