David Bowie rocked the world one last time when he released his final album, "Blackstar," on Jan. 8, 2016. The death bed imagery and lyrics from his latest album -- released two days before his death, on his 69th birthday -- seem to suggest he not only knew what was coming, but he turned his death into his last artistic event.
But Bowie was always more than a rock star over his career that spanned over five decades. He was a father and husband, an activist and a businessperson and more. Click through to see what else Bowie achieved in his life.