DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The Carolina Theatre of Durham will show a free screening of Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth,” a film that featured the late David Bowie.
Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69, just days after his birthday and after a battle with cancer.
The singer, who was born David Jones in London, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his looks and sounds. He had launched a provocative alter-ego named Ziggy Stardust, and the stuttering rock sound of “Changes” gave way to the disco soul of “Young Americans,” co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced “Heroes.”
He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the stylist “Let’s Dance,” and a massive American tour.
In 1986, Bowie played Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth with Jennifer Connelly.
The free screening is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Fletcher Hall. For more information about the screening, click here.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.