The public had no idea about David's battle with cancer and had no idea that this was going to be a goodbye album (he planned to make one more in a few months) which makes his final song "I Can't Give Everything Away" a beautiful epitaph. Compared to his mysterious songs like "Lazarus" and "Blackstar" (which also have complex music videos), it is a light song filled with hope for Bowie fans. The first two days it was released, it meant to me that despite his growing old and the hardships that come with fame, he was going to continue to make music because music is his life. Quite literally that is what happened, but the meaning that even though he was a dying man, he would continue to do what he loved was added and that is something to awe over.
It's a shame that we will never get to know more about the album from the Bowie himself, but hopefully producer Tony Visconti and others will do the album justice. "Blackstar" is a brilliant listen and another piece that David Bowie will be remembered by. RIP David.