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See David Bowie's Final Days Before His Tragic Passing

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Jan. 12 2016, Updated 7:20 p.m. ET

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Just days after David Bowie lost his 18-month battle with cancer, RadarOnline.com has obtained heartbreaking photos of the music legend's final days.

David Bowie steps out in NYC with a Smile on his Face **USA ONLY**

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Knowing full well that the end was near, David Bowie made a final appearance in early December at the New York City premiere of Lazarus, his off-Broadway musical.

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David Bowie steps out in NYC with a Smile on his Face **USA ONLY**

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The ailing music icon, who turned 69 shortly before his death, was all smiles for cameras, though his secret pain was surely taking its toll.

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David Bowie steps out in NYC with a Smile on his Face **USA ONLY**

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Bowie managed to continue with solo work throughout his fight against cancer, however, creating and releasing the album Blackstar, his final, haunting goodbye.

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David Bowie spotted out in SoHo

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The album made its official debut on Bowie's birthday, just two days before he died. Meanwhile, the "Space Oddity" hit-maker appeared frail in SoHo in October 2013.

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EXCLUSIVE: David Bowie in Elevator of his Residence in Soho on February 27, 2013. One of the last public sightings in NYC

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Before that, in Feb. 2013, the notoriously reclusive star was spotted entering a residential building in SoHo, carrying an umbrella and shopping bags.

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David Bowie spotted out in SoHo

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The shocking news of his passing was first released on Bowie's social media pages late Sunday night, following the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.

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EXCLUSIVE: David Bowie in Elevator of his Residence in Soho on February 27, 2013. One of the last public sightings in NYC

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"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," the official statement read, shared by Bowie's supermodel wife Iman. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

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