David Bowie’s Ashes Scattered In Bali, $100 Million Estate Left To Family & Friends As Per His Will
Written by Tom Williams on 1st February, 2016
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David Bowie‘s ashes have been scattered on the Indonesian island of Bali as per his will, and his estate has been left to his wife and children following his death earlier this month at the age of 69.
No funeral was held for Bowie (also per his wishes), and his close family have scattered his ashes in Bali following a Buddhist ceremony, according to The Guardian.
Bowie had previously vacationed in Bali with Iggy Pop back in the 1980s, and his will states that he wished to be cremated there “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali”. His death certificate, as The New York Times reports, states that his body was actually cremated in New Jersey on 12th January.
Bowie’s 20-page will, which was filed on Friday, 29th January under his birth name David Robert Jones, says the late muso’s estate is worth as much as USD$100 million.
Of this estate, Bowie has left his Manhattan apartment, which is made up of two penthouses he combined after purchasing for USD$4 million in 1999, to his wife Iman Abdulmajid Jones.
Bowie’s wife has also received half of the rest of the estate, with Bowie’s son Duncan Jones (from his marriage to Angela Bowie) receiving 25 per cent and his daughter with Ms. Abdulmajid Jones, Alexandria Zahra Jones, receiving 25 per cent through a trust, as she is under 18. Alexandria also receives her father’s mountain retreat in Ulster County, New York.
Bowie’s longtime personal assistant Corinne Schwab (aka Coco) has been left with USD$2 million, while Duncan Jones’ former nanny Marion Skene has been left USD$1 million.
Aside from preparing his will prior to his passing, Bowie also reportedly prepared “a long list of unscheduled musical releases” to be released in the years following his death, which may contain previously unreleased material.