Music legend David Bowie has been secretly cremated without any of his family or friends present. The iconic singer told his loved ones he wanted to “go without any fuss” and not have a funeral service or public memorial.
Sad news on the music front today. Many of you have asked if I was going to post about this, and I was not. However, it seems a few of you really want a place to discuss his passing.
In a statement on social media it was revealed that he died peacefully, surrounded by his family after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie (and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust) was one of the most influential artists of his era in Britain and the U.S. His career spanned five decades and estimates suggest he sold over 140 million albums before his death.
Bowie lived in NYC with model Iman and had just released his final album, Blackstar. on his 69th birthday last Friday to critical acclaim.
Bowie’s first wife, Angie, with whom he had one son is currently in the Celebrity Big Brother House in the UK. She has opted to stay on the show.