Celebrity See David Bowie's Final Instagram Post from One of His Last Photo Shoots: 'Why Is This Man So Happy?' The singer died two days after releasing his latest studio album By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 12, 2016 01:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jimmy King The promo photos from David Bowie‘s final album have landed, and his looks skews more The Thin White Duke than Ziggy Stardust. On Friday – the icon’s 69th birthday and the release day of his new album Blackstar – a striking shot of a beaming Bowie suited up in Thom Browne was posted to his official Instagram account. Shot by Bowie’s longtime photographer Jimmy King, the photo is believed to be taken from his last official photo shoot. Bowie died Sunday in New York, surrounded by family after battling cancer for 18 months. But the pop culture mainstay was busy creating until the end. The day before Blackstar‘s release, Bowie dropped his prescient ”Lazarus” music video (sample lyric: “Look up here / I’m in heaven”). And in December, Bowie made his final public appearance, stepping out for the opening night of Lazarus, the musical he cowrote. “His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift,” Bowie’s Blackstar coproducer Tony Visconti wrote on Facebook Monday.