Unlike some other music stars who’ve passed away, David Bowie’s family will not be holding a big public funeral.
There will be no huge outpourings of grief or long processions through the streets of New York City or London.
According to reports, Bowie was cremated shortly after his death Sunday night in New York.
A publicist for the singer told the BBC that they’re neither “confirming nor denying” the cremation reports, but those closest to Bowie posted this to his official Facebook page:
Apparently, no family or friends were there to monitor the 69-year-old’s cremation. The singer had told his loved ones prior to his death that he wanted to “go without any fuss.”
The music legend battled cancer for 18 months prior to his death, and in that time made it clear to his wife of 24 years, supermodel Iman, what he wanted to happen after his death.
But even though Bowie requested no public funeral, fans have come up with their own ways to pay their respects, including purchasing his new album Blackstar, which was released last Friday, the singer’s 69th birthday.
Bowie, whose hits included Fame, Heroes and Let’s Dance, died “peacefully,” his representative Steve Martin said early Monday.
“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” said a statement issued via his social media accounts.
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