Be a Rebel Rebel, with Croslite™ material: Crocs won't be the last to try to monopolize on mourning David Bowie is dead, of cancer at 69. This seems odd and impossible and even disappointing, given how otherworldly he felt, and the weight of his passing feels heavier because he was, after all, so many different people, to so many different people: Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke. He was a weirdo, alright: Even David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain—the very definition of stuffy conservative—nodded to Bowie’s iconoclastic nature. Bowie faced the strange—and did it in a fashion style that was entirely his own, eschewing mainstream conventions of comfort and gender to do so. His life was largely an act of anti-normcore. So obviously, Crocs—a brand of rubber clogs best known for turning mall escalators into potentially deadly adventures—decided it needed to pay tribute.