David Bowie released his poignant last single, Lazarus, on Thursday, a day before his final album Black Star.

The Thin White Duke's last single features him in a hospital bed in the video.

The song includes the verse: "Look up here, I'm in heaven. I've got scars that can't be seen. I've got drama, can't be stolen, Everybody knows me now. Oh I'll be free. Just like that bluebird. Oh I'll be free. Ain't that just like me."

Bowie passed away yesterday after an 18 month battle with cancer.

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