Music icon David Bowie had told his loved ones that he didn’t want any “fuss” when he died, so the trend-setting musician was secretly cremated shortly after his death with no funeral and no family or friends present.
The consummate showman, Bowie ironically did not want any memorial service after he died on Sunday, just two days after celebrating his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, “Blackstar.”
The influential artist had been quietly battling liver cancer for 18 months before finally succumbing, so he had time to make his final wishes known to wife Iman, 60, and other loved ones.
The “Let’s Dance” singer wanted to be remembered only for the good times he shared and his music.
“You don’t need a memorial or service to remember David,” a source told The Mirror Online. “You have his music instead.
“He would have wanted to just disappear with no fuss, no big show, no fan-fare. This would totally be his style.”
Bowie’s producer, Tony Visconti, wrote on Facebook: “His death was no different from his life – a work of art. He made ‘Blackstar’ for us, his parting gift.”