David Bowie’s Family Planning Private Funeral, Thanks Fans “For Love And Support”
In a new message posted today (January 14) to David Bowie‘s official website and social channels, it was announced that the iconic musician’s family is planning for a private funeral ceremony. The note also opens with an all-caps thank you to fans of the late artist, who died on January 10 following an 18-month battle with cancer, for their “love and support shown throughout the world” over the past week.
Bowie is survived by his wife of 24 years, supermodel and businesswoman Iman Abdulmajid, 60, as well as his film director son, Duncan Jones, 44, and daughter Lexi Jones, 15. (David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69, was born with the legal name David Robert Jones.)
Catch the full message below, which includes one of the final photos taken of David Bowie (on Friday, January 8 — just six days ago, and two days before the rocker’s death — by Jimmy King).
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. 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. 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.