The star 'wanted to go without any fuss'

David Bowie has been cremated in New York, reports claim.

The Daily Mirror reports that Bowie was privately cremated without any friends and family present, as per his wishes. He wanted “to go without any fuss”, the report says.

A source allegedly told The Mirror: “There is no public or private service or a public memorial. There is nothing.”

The Guardian reports that cremation took place soon after his death.


Bowie passed away following an 18 month battle with cancer. Reports have since suggested that he “died from liver cancer” after “surviving six heart attacks”.

Bowie released his final album ‘Blackstar’ on his 69th birthday last week (January 8), just days before passing away.

There has been speculation that Bowie hinted at his illness with his album title, as ‘Blackstar’ is a type of cancer lesion.

A ‘black star’ has been defined as a “proliferative breast lesion… described as long and thin with radiating radiolucent linear structures, which against a radiolucent fat background gives a black star or dark star appearance”.