David Bowie’s son praises Lorde and Gary Oldman’s Brits tribute to late star

Lorde covered 'Life On Mars' live at the ceremony

David Bowie‘s son has spoken out in praise of the Brit Awards tribute to his late father at last night’s ceremony.

Last night’s Brits saw Lorde cover Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’, supported by the late icon’s backing band at the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena.

Bowie was also honoured with a posthumous Brits Icon Award. Eurthymics singer Annie Lennox introduced the award by paying tribute to Bowie while actor and friend Gary Oldman accepted the award on Bowie’s behalf and said of the singer: “I can share with you that he faced his illness with immense courage, dignity, grace and customary humour, even in dire circumstances. When he wrote to tell me the bad news he had cancer, he said: ‘The good news is I’ve got my cheekbones back’.”

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Following the tributes, Bowie’s son Duncan Jones took to Twitter to write: “Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you.”

Filmmaker Jones had previously been critical of Lady Gaga‘s Grammy tribute to Bowie. He wrote at the time: “‘Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.’ Damn it! What is that word!?”

Watch footage of Lorde performing ‘Life On Mars’ and both Lennox and Oldman paying tribute to Bowie beneath.