There are a few videos of his in this BBC link for those interested, including a bit of his last album released days before his death. They say the track called Lazarus was Bowie singing his own epitaph
I was talking to my wife about it yesterday... it's not that they're dying en mass, it's that we're "of the age" that our musicians are dying. Next phase, friends will begin to dye on a regular basis, then it's out turn.
Live life, enjoy the ride, it ends sure enough.
When you are torn between choices, always pick the one that will make the best story. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯