February 22, 2017 / 10:00 PM / 10 months ago

David Bowie's 'Blackstar' wins British album prize at Brit Awards

LONDON (Reuters) - David Bowie was named the winner of the Mastercard British Album of the Year prize for “Blackstar” at the BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: British Pop Star David Bowie screams into the microphone as he performs on stage during his concert in Vienna February 4, 1996. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

The singer released the album just a few days before he died from cancer in January last year at the age of 69.

Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Dominic Evans

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