Lexi Remembers Dad David Bowie
- David Bowie would have turned 74 last week, and his daughter, Lexi Jones, 20, remembered her dad with a post on social media.
- Bowie passed away in 2016 after an 18-month battle with liver cancer, which he kept private.
- Liver cancer may be caused by excessive alcohol consumption or having a family history of the disease.
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Bowie’s Liver Cancer Battle
David Bowie was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014 and fought the disease for 18 months. He passed away in January 2016 at age 69. Bowie kept his cancer battle private, and so his death came as a shock to many of his fans. His fans were, however, grateful that Bowie released his final album, Blackstar, just two days before he passed away.
Liver cancer affects approximately 42,000 Americans per year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Causes of this disease may include excessive alcohol consumption or a family history of liver cancer. Several different types of liver cancer exit, and the most common is hepatocellular carcinoma. Symptoms of this disease may include abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, decrease or loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, and jaundice.
Coping with Loss of a Parent
Coping with the loss of a parent to cancer is an ongoing process. Even five years after his death, we imagine that Bowie’s daughter, Lexi, is still struggling with this loss. Coping with the grief that comes from losing a parent to cancer can be helped with tools and resources like therapy and support groups.
Camila Legaspi was in highschool when she lost her mother to breast cancer and she credits therapy with helping her through that rough period. In a previous interview, Legaspi said, “Therapy saved my life. I was dealing with some really intense anxiety and depression at that point. It just changed my life, because I was so drained by all the negativity that was going on.”
Legaspi said that therapy allowed her to put things into perspective. She said, “Going to a therapist helped me realize that there was still so much out there for me, that I still had my family, that I still had my siblings. The reality is, is when you lose someone, it’s really, really, really hard. And it’s totally OK to talk to someone. And I’m so happy that I talked to my therapist. Keep your chin up, and it’s going to be OK. No matter what happens, it’s going to be OK.”