So sad! In light of David Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, his son, Duncan Jones, spoke for the first time in a tear-jerking social media message that will give you goosebumps.
Our hearts go out to David Bowie’s family and friends after learning of the pop icon’s death. David, who was 69 when he passed away from cancer on Jan. 10, left an epic musical legacy as well as a heartbroken family behind. David’s son, Duncan Jones, 44, finally spoke out about the sad events in a heartfelt Twitter message that was both simple and beautiful.
The heart-wrenching announcement of David’s death was made on his website, and while some fans may have hoped it was a hoax, Duncan took to Twitter not long after to confirm the sad news and share a message of his own. Duncan posted a black and white throwback photograph of him and the musical genius accompanied by a touching message that read, “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”
David’s official Facebook page also posted a message about the star’s death on Jan. 10 confirming the tragic news but adding that he “died peacefully” and was “surrounded by his family.” The post also acknowledged David’s grieving fans but noted, “We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
“Dad really enjoyed introducing me to new things in literature, music and films,” Duncan remembered during a 2011 interview with The Daily Mail. “In many ways it was an incredible childhood. We travelled all over the world and we got to do some amazing things.”
Duncan added that he had a very tight-knit relationship with his father, and the two would Skype together almost constantly. He called his dad “a wonderful guy and father,” also saying that “he gave me the time and the support to find my feet and the confidence to do what I do.”
Duncan, following in his father’s creative footsteps, is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His current project is directing the upcoming film adaptation of Warcraft. Previously he directed the award-winning 2009 science fiction film Moon, which starred Sam Rockwell, and Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
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