NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie was a lot of things during a musical career that spanned five decades. But one thing he never was: boring. The singer has died. His rep says Bowie has lost his battle with cancer — and at the end, he died “peacefully” and surrounded by his family. He had been ill for 18 months. Bowie changed his musical style as often and drastically as he would change his look. He turned 69 on Friday — the same day he released a new album called “Blackstar.