David Bowie’s family announces ‘private ceremony’ to honour his memory
Major Tom is finally going home. The legendary David Bowie will soon be honoured at a private funeral ceremony, his family announced on Thursday.
“THANK YOU,” reads a statement on the late rock icon’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts.
“The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend.”
The announcement also notes that none of the imminent concerts and tributes scheduled in Bowie’s honour — for example, a Carnegie Hall show in March featuring The Roots and Cyndi Lauper — are “organized or endorsed by the family.”
“Still, they’re appreciated. 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,” wrote the family.
The “Ashes to Ashes” singer, who died on Sunday at the age of 69 after a secret 18-month cancer battle, was quietly cremated shortly after his passing.
British music icon David Bowie.