Inside David Bowie’s former Caribbean retreat as it goes on sale for £14m following the singer’s death

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THE singer’s death shocked the world as it was confirmed he had passed away after an 18-month-long battle with cancer, Scotland’s Daily Record reports.

THE late David Bowie’s former Caribbean retreat has gone on sale for £14 million following the singer’s death.

The music legend had the luxurious property built almost thirty years ago on a private island.

His untimely death was confirmed on Monday morning, aged 69, after a private 18-month battle with cancer.

The gorgeous property can be found on Mustique, a private island in the West Indies, which the singer described as a “fantasy island” after he had it designed by architect Arne Hasselqvist and built in 1989.

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In 1992, Bowie said: “I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible. It’s a whim personified. I love a good cliché, and this house, for me, is just the most delightful cliché. What you have to realise is that Mustique is a fantasy island.”

The property was later sold to millionaire publisher Felix Dennis for £3.5 million, but following the passing of the star it has gone back on the market.

The sprawling retreat is surrounded by a beautiful garden and views of the ocean, with a wet bar and swimming pool.

The building itself has five bedrooms and features extensive designs created for Bowie in his fantasy home.

David’s last photo was posted to his official Instagram account to celebrate his 69th birthday.

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It’s caption read: “Why is this man so happy?”

“Is it because it‘s his 69th birthday or that he has released his 28th studio album today and it’s a corker?

“Who knows, but we’re sure you’ll want to join us in congratulating him on both.

“Many happy returns of the day to David Bowie.”

The pictures, taken on the set for his video to Lazarus, were taken by his longtime photographer Jimmy King.

They were posted on Instagram and the David Bowie website on Friday and are understood to have been taken before Christmas.

Bowie is seen wearing an outfit by New York designer Thom Browne, who also posted the picture on social media.

Fans, commenting on the image, said the cheerful snap was a great way to remember the star.

Kaycee_bythesea wrote: “That smile!”

Another Instagram user, Frances.turpie, said: “Love this photo.. such a suave man.. RIP Mr Bowie.. you are the man.”

Yesterday morning David’s death was confirmed on Twitter.

A message from his official account read: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.

“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

His private cancer battle was kept quiet from friends and fans, as the icon passed away just three days after releasing his 25th studio album.

His back catalogue is set to top the charts this week alongside his new album.

Blackstar was already set to head straight to No.1 this week, but it will now be followed by thirteen albums and nine singles that are climbing the charts as fans reminisce the legend’s music in mourning.

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