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Mayor's Office Declares Wednesday 'David Bowie Day'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The Mayor's office has declared Wednesday David Bowie Day, in honor of the late singer, songwriter, actor, painter and fashion innovator and longtime New York City resident.

Bowie passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the age of 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

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On Wednesday night, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will present a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Bill de Blasio at the final performance of "Lazarus" – the acclaimed science fiction play written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh – at the New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th St.

Acting Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Luis Castro will present the proclamation declaring Wednesday, Jan. 20 David Bowie Day. New York Theatre Workshop managing director Jeremy Blocker will accept the proclamation.

"In an iconic city like New York, it is only fitting to celebrate the life of David Bowie, a global icon who made New York his home," Castro said in a news release. "Among the most influential and talented artists of our time, Bowie's music, his art, his unique creative vision have left a mark on the lives of generations of fans. Today, we are proud to pay tribute to this legend."

Bowie celebrated his birthday last Friday, the day he released a new album called "Blackstar." It topped the U.S. iTunes' albums chart. It was recorded last year at the Magic Shop studio in SoHo.

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