There won’t be a gravesite for fans to lay flowers at for the late David Bowie. The rock icon’s body has been quietly cremated in his beloved New York City. Even in death he’s continuing on with his wishes to remain an extremely private person.
Oh no! The body of music legend David Bowie has been privately cremated following his untimely death from liver cancer at age 69 on Jan. 10. In line with his wishes, no family or friends were present at the ceremony, and there will be no public funeral as he wanted only a private ceremony for only his wife, daughter, son and close friends. In death as in the last several decades of his life, David wants his life to be remembered mainly by those he loved the most in this would.
A message to his official Facebook page Jan. 14, it read, ” THANK YOU. The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend. They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times. We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world.” How touching!
But they also wanted to make it clear that any upcoming public tributes to one of music’s greatest artists are completely independent of David and his treasured wife Iman, 60 and their daughter Alexandria, 15, for whom who he stepped away from the public eye to raise quietly in the Big Apple. “However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family,” the statement continued. “Just as each and every one of us found something unique in David’s music, we welcome everyone’s celebration of his life as they see fit.”
HollywoodLifers, d0 you think there should be a public memorial for all of his fans to mourn?