Yes, I agree - I was gearing up for several more years of Bowie releases, maybe at least one more tour. There is a certain similarity with Lennon in that this happens at a time when many of us were expecting a fresh burst of activity. And then the damn plug is pulled out of the wall. It's astonishing to think of what must have been done to keep his condition secret for over a year. I didn't think people could keep such things secret anymore, but he pulled it off.