David Bowie is set to be honoured by having a Paris street named after him, it has been announced.
Mayor Jerome Coumet, a professed fan of the ‘Let’s Dance’ singer, told French news agency AFP (via Yahoo News!) that “there will soon be a Rue David Bowie in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.”
The socialist mayor said that a new road near Austerlitz station in the southeast of the French capital would be named after the icon.
Revealing that Bowie “had a strong link with the city of lights,” Coumet added that “the naming must be approved by the Paris council in February,” something he says normally happens without a problem.
The news comes after David Bowie was added to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a book that compiles the life stories of the most influential people in British history.
Bowie, alongside George Michael and legendary producer Sir George Martin – often named ‘The Fifth Beatle’ for his work with the Fab Four – are among 228 contemporary figures who have been added to the book’s newest edition.
Last week (January 10) marked the fourth anniversary of Bowie‘s death. The singer’s 48-year-old son, Duncan Jones, and wife of almost 24 years, Iman, paid tribute to him in a series of touching social media posts.
The singer, real name Dominic Harrison, explained how he was influenced by Bowie when writing a track about the experience of meeting a transgender fan who had been helped by his own track ‘Kill Somebody’.