Dr. Mark Taubert

Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
Palliative Care Doctor

When David Bowie’s death was announced earlier this year, Mark wrote an open letter to the Starman, about what his music meant to him, and his thoughts on how Bowie’s death – and how he used it to shape his final album – spoke to him both as a palliative care doctor, and as a music lover. The letter was shared by Bowie’s son on social media, and went viral, with Jarvis Cocker reading it out at the Letters Live Festival. Mark encourages us to consider the profound impact music can have on all of us, as much in death as in life.