David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie was an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, arranger, painter and actor. Active in five decades of rock music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the 1970’s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, principally in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Bowie stopped concert touring after 2004, and last performed live at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, he returned from a decade-long recording hiatus, remaining musically active until his death from liver cancer three years later.