The Mysterious Rumor About David Bowie’s Ashes

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3rd July 1973: David Bowie performs his final concert as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. The concert later became known as the Retirement Gig. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

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A much credible rumor arose after Bowie’s passing, this time about the destiny of Bowie’s remains: his ashes had been scattered in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, a portion of the 2016 Burning Man festival, and in accordance with his intentions — a tale that got significant notice because to its publication in E!

A member of the family carried David Bowie’s remains to the 2016 Burning Man event, according to “multiple independent sources.” E! claims that they were interred in the Nevada Desert at a special ceremony in the Burning Man Temple, a monument that is reconstructed annually in Black Rock City but maintains a consistent Burning Man venue and the cornerstone of the festival’s tradition. Those who shared the tale also stated that the event was overseen by the authorized Burning Man Placement Team.

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However, immediately after the report surfaced, Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, came to Twitter to refute the rumor, claiming that there was no reality to it. “What people will do & say for attention never ceases to amaze me. Not true. Kind of a gross claim as well.”

Duncan Jones subsequently said, “We all know if dad DID want his ashes scattered in front of strangers, it would be in the [British camping resort] Skegness Butlins,” – E! The story was amended with Jones’ answer, yet it remained online.

FACT Mag, on the other hand, has supplied more proof that the claim was most certainly a fake by pointing out that the Burning Man festival has a stringent “leave no trace” protocol in place to safeguard the conservation of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Even remains of a celebrity the size of David Bowie would be doubtful to be permitted to be buried by event organizers.

But in truth, as reported by The Independent, legendary David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali “in accordance with Buddhist rituals” and bequeathed most of his fortune to his two sons and his widow, supermodel Iman, according to a will filed in a court in Bali, Manhattan.