David Bowie, pictured in 2004, wanted his ashes to be scattered in Bali, “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals”. Photograph: PA Wire

David Bowie wanted his ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual in Bali, according to his will. The singer’s death certificate stated he was cremat(...)

Blackstar: rather than finish with the resounding echo of a final statement, David Bowie was cut off midsentence

In the space of two days David Bowie’s album Blackstar accrued extraordinary weight, emerging first as the musician’s latest record and then, suddenly(...)

Best known until now as an in-demand side man on the New York scene – particularly for his work with bassist Esperanza Spalding and trumpeter Christi(...)

Even if, like guitarist Ben Monder, you have appeared on north of 100 recordings (including David Bowie’s Blackstar), your ECM debut as leader is a s(...)

A Japanese fan takes a photograph of posters depicting David Bowie’s last album “Blackstar” displayed at a retailer in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

David Bowie’s Blackstar has moved into number one as mourning fans helped the late singer secure a quarter of the spots in the UK Top 40 album chart.(...)

People take a selfie by floral tributes in front of James Cochran’s mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London,  two days after the announcement of Bowie’s death. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

In response to the news of David Bowie’s death last Monday, millions of people took to Twitter and Facebook to express their sadness and grief. There (...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has said he was “disbelieving and sad” when he heard the news of David Bowie’s death. Cmdr Hadfield’s vers(...)

A Japanese fan photographs posters depicting Bowie’s  ‘Blackstar’ album, displayed at a music retailer in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sales of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, have soared after the singer’s death, as a series of tribute shows and memorial events in his honour w(...)

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