An inevitable early demise but a sad one. With the Stone Temple Pilots he was a brilliant singer. Songs like Plush, Creep, Crackerman and Interstate Love Song showed what a great singer he was when singing in a lower register. Totally unique. I much preferred his vocals in Stone Temple Pilots than with Velvet Revolver when he started to sing like a typical rock singer.
Really sad news that David Bowie has died He was, of course, very influential, both for his music and his image. I met him in a work context during his "Ziggy Stardust" days, and it was clear that he was going to be massive. RIP