David Bowie‘s son, Duncan Jones, has thanked fans for their support following his father’s death earlier this month.
Jones, who directed the films Moon and Source Code, took to Twitter to post a drawing with three sets of hands giving a huge thumbs up, scribed with the words “everything is good” next to them. “Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I’ll be easing my way back into Twitter,” he added.
His latest message comes after he recently shared a letter to his father written by a palliative care specialist.
Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I'll be easing my way back into Twitter- pic.twitter.com/n0ytOiESWb
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 23, 2016
The note written by consultant Dr Mark Taubert, told of how Bowie’s death had helped one of his patients face up to the end of her life.
“Whilst realisation of your death was sinking in during those grey, cold January days of 2016, many of us went on with our day jobs,” Taubert wrote. “At the beginning of that week I had a discussion with a hospital patient, facing the end of her life. We discussed your death and your music, and it got us talking about numerous weighty subjects, that are not always straightforward to discuss with someone facing their own demise. In fact, your story became a way for us to communicate very openly about death, something many doctors and nurses struggle to introduce as a topic of conversation.”
He added that Bowie’s “gentle death at home” had helped both those working in palliative care and their patients.
The singer passed away on January 10 following an 18 month battle with cancer. Reports have since suggested that he “died from liver cancer” after “surviving six heart attacks”.