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David Bowie’s $100 million estate will go to his widow, Iman, and his kids, according to the singer’s will which has been filed in New York.

Iman was left $50 million along with the home they shared in New York. The rest is shared between David Bowie’s son and daughter.

It was also revealed that David Bowie had requested that his ashes be scattered in Bali in a Buddhist ritual.

David Bowie died of cancer on January 10 at the age of 69.

The singer’s will was filed in a Manhattan court on January 29 under David Bowie’s legal name, David Robert Jones.David Bowie will

The star’s personal assistant, Corinne Schwab, was left $2 million and another $1 million went to a former nanny, Marion Skene.

David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, and daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, both received 25% of the estate. Alexandria was also left a home in upstate New York.

In the will, written in 2004, David Bowie asked that he be cremated in Bali but if that was “not practical”, then his ashes be scattered there anyway “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals”. It is not clear if the scattering has already taken place.

David Bowie’s body was cremated on January 12 in New Jersey, according to a death certificate filed with the will.

At the time it was reported that no family or friends were present at the ceremony, in accordance with the singer’s wishes.


According to new reports, David Bowie’s body has been secretly cremated in New York soon after his death.

The star, who closely guarded his privacy in his final years, wanted to avoid a funeral service.

In line with David Bowie’s wishes, no family or friends were present at the ceremony, the Daily Mirror reported.

David Bowie died of cancer on January 10 at the age of 69.

The singer had released a new album, Blackstar, on his birthday, just two days earlier – which has been retrospectively interpreted as his epitaph.

Although the record features lyrics such as “Look up here, I’m in heaven,” its producer Tony Visconti said David Bowie had written and demo-ed five new songs in recent weeks.David Bowie cremation

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Tony Visconti said David Bowie had called him about a week before his death and “at that late stage, he was planning the follow-up to Blackstar”.

Tony Visconti will be one of the musicians performing at a memorial concert for David Bowie at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

The Music of David Bowie had originally been billed as a tribute show, with artists including Cyndi Lauper and The Roots also performing, but the event will now give fans the opportunity to mourn.

Tributes will also be paid at next month’s Brit Awards, with a performance celebrating the “extraordinary life and work of one of our greatest icons”.

Meanwhile, Blackstar is set to become David Bowie’s first No 1 album in the US, as sales surged after news of his death broke on January 11.


A David Bowie memorial gig is to be held at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 31.

The Music of David Bowie was originally billed as a tribute show featuring his songs, but organizers changed it to a memorial in the wake of his death.

David Bowie producer Tony Visconti’s house band will perform, along with artists including Cyndi Lauper.

A statement on the concert organizer’s website said: “The show is taking on many more emotions. RIP David.”

Tickets had only gone on sale on January 11, just as news of David Bowie’s death was filtering through, and have already sold out. He died of cancer at the age of 69.

“The unexpected death of David Bowie has turned this tribute, which we have worked on for the past seven months, into a memorial concert,” the show’s organizers said.David Bowie memorial concert

“This year’s concert will certainly be remembered as a poignant celebration of his music by his friends, peers, and fans. We are all deeply saddened by this news. The timing of our public on-sale date is bizarre in its timing… may God’s love be with you.”

The concert, organized by Michael Dorf and City Winery, will feature 20 artists, each performing songs by David Bowie. The concert is a benefit for a variety of music education programs for underprivileged young people.

Other performers will include The Roots, Bettye Lavette and Robyn Hitchcock.

As yet there has been no official confirmation of the type of cancer David Bowie had.

However, Ivo van Hove, who directed David Bowie’s current off-Broadway play Lazarus, told Dutch public radio broadcaster NOS that he had suffered from liver cancer.

“He told me more than a year and three months ago just after he had heard himself… he said it was liver cancer,” Ivo van Hove said.

Meanwhile, on the US iTunes albums chart, David Bowie’s most recent album Blackstar – released on his birthday on January 8 – peaked at No 1 on January 11.