David Bowie leaves £70m to family in his will

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Fortune to be spread between his wife and children

David Bowie left millions to his family, including half of his property to his wife Iman.

Details of Bowie’s will have been revealed with The Guardian reporting that he left $100m (£70m) to Iman and his two children. A document filed in a New York court on Friday (January 29) revealed that Bowie left 50 per cent of his estate to Iman alongside their Manhattan apartment.

His son from a previous marriage, film director Duncan Jones, was given 25 per cent of the estate while teenage daughter Alexandria received the same amount plus a property on Little Tonshi Mountain, near Woodstock.

Other details from Bowie’s will include the fact he left $2m to his assistant Corinne Schwab and $1m to Marion Skene, the nanny to his eldest child. He also stipulated that after being cremated his ashes would be scattered in Bali.

The will was written in 2004, with Bowie asking to be cremated in Bali but if that was “not practical”, then his ashes should be scattered there anyway “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals”.

Bowie recently passed away earlier this month (January 10), two days after his 69th birthday and the release of final album ‘Blackstar’.

Read NME‘s review of ‘Blackstar’ here.