Bowie requested ashes be scattered in Buddhist ritual
Singer leaves $100 million estate to be divided between wife and children
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 cremated on January 12th, two days after his death from cancer at 69.
The documents were filed under his legal name David Robert Jones in a New York court on Friday, US media said.
He left Iman 50 per cent of his estate, including the home they shared in New York’s SoHo district, while both children received 25 per cent each.
The star’s will, written in 2004, said he wished his ashes to be scattered “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali”, adding if he could not be cremated on the Indonesian island, he wanted them scattered there anyway.
His sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans across the world.
This week the Brixton-born musician matched Elvis Presley’s chart record with 12 albums in the top 40.
The singer’s most recent release Blackstar stayed at number one for a third week, heading up five Bowie releases in the top 10.