British singer found dead in hotel room,
Atlanta Constitution, March 2nd, 1972
British singer David Bowie was found dead in his hotel room in the early hours of this morning, discovered by room service staff. Although police have released no official statement regarding the cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy, this reporter understands that Bowie had apparently taken a massive dose of Note Perfect. Although witness accounts were sketchy at best, it is known that Bowie’s body was horribly mutated. One witness described him as possessing extra pairs of arms, although this has not been confirmed at this time.
Guitarist Mick Ronson, who plays lead guitar in Bowie’s backing band, was the last person to see him alive. The two were working on new songs in Bowie’s room last night, but Ronson claims that he left Bowie at about 2AM, and that, although there had been some drug use, Bowie had certainly not taken a large enough dose of anything to kill him at that point. Ronson and many other personnel on the tour are currently being questioned by police, although it is unknown what charges, if any, will be laid against them.
Bowie is survived by his wife, Angie, and their son, Zoey. If his body is released by police in time, he will be flown back to London to be buried next Tuesday. The remaining dates of his current American tour have been cancelled.