Goodbye To The Goblin King

David Bowie passed away sunday after 69 decidedly not boring years. My daughter, who knows him as the Goblin King for his role in The Labyrinth, came in after hearing the news and said, “Did you know? He had two different colored eyes.”fe608c1bb4bd3590117f95a7e7889c24

No, actually, he didn’t. Both of his eyes were the same color, but the left was permanently dilated, a condition called anisocoria. In his case, it stemmed from a fistfight with a friend over a girl when he was 15 years old.

The girl forgotten, Bowie remained friends with his mate, George Underwood, who he credited for helping build his mistique.