January 30, 2016


David Bowie's Will Revealed, Ashes Scattered in Bali

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The details of David Bowie's will have been made available to the public. The document, prepared in 2004, instructed his estimated $100 million estate be distributed among family and friends. The will also directed Bowie's body to be cremated and his ashes scattered in Bali; according to The Guardian, close family members fulfilled that request following a Buddhist ceremony. 

Bowie left his SoHo apartment – two combined penthouses purchased in 1999 for $4 million –  to his widow, Iman Abdulmajid Jones, The New York Times reports. His remaining estate was divided among Iman, son Duncan Jones and daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones. He also left his daughter his Ulster County, New York mountain home.

Bowie reportedly left $2 million to longtime personal assistant Corinne "Coco" Schwab, along with his stock in Opossum Inc. He left $1 million to his son's former nanny, Marion Skene.

Since the sad news of Bowie's death at age 69, tributes have poured in from across the musical spectrum – from Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor (who says Bowie helped him get sober) to Madonna (who performed the iconic "Rebel Rebel" during a concert). New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio even named January 20th "David Bowie Day."

Bowie's final studio album, Blackstar, became his first Billboard No. 1 – though, sadly, it happened posthumously.