Some of David Bowie's final moments looked like sheer bliss.
The legend posed for longtime friend and photographer Jimmy King as promo for his final album, "Blackstar," and one of those photos was posted to Instagram Friday in celebration of the singer's 69th birthday. It's unknown exactly when the photos were taken.
Dressed in a sharp Thom Browne suit and hat, Bowie looks exuberant and joyful.
"He always did what he wanted to do," producer Tony Visconti, who worked with Bowie on the album, wrote on Facebook early Monday. "And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life - a work of Art. He made 'Blackstar' for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry."
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