Duncan Jones confirms David Bowie’s ashes were not scattered at Burning Man

The late musician's son confirmed on Twitter that there was no truth to the reports that emerged over the weekend

The son of David Bowie, Duncan Jones, has confirmed that a portion of the late musician’s ashes were not scattered at Burning Man in Nevada last week.

Reports sprung up across various media outlets over the weekend after a source at the week-long desert gathering in the US told E! that Bowie’s godchild had been granted permission from his widow Iman to take a portion of the ashes to the event to be scattered.

Those reports were debunked by Bowie’s estate earlier today, with a spokesman confirming to The Independent that there was no truth to the story. Jones has now further confirmed this development witha pair of tweets addressing the story.


“That Burning Man thing? What people will do & say for attention never ceases to amaze me. Not true. Kind of a gross claim as well. *sigh*” he wrote. “…We all know if dad DID want his ashes scattered in front of strangers, it would be at the Skegness Butlins. ;)”

See the tweets below.

David Bowie passed away on January 10 aged 69, following a battle with liver cancer. Two days before his death, he released his acclaimed final album, ‘Blackstar’.

The musician’s final ever recordings will feature on a new album of songs from his Lazarus musical, it was confirmed earlier today. The 2CD/3LP ‘Lazarus Cast Album’ will be released on October 21 via ISO/RCA Records. It will include three final Bowie studio recordings (‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’) as well as the ‘Blackstar’ recording of ‘Lazarus’. The record will also feature cast versions of Bowie songs like ‘Life On Mars?’ and ‘Lazarus’.