UPDATED: David Bowie’s ashes were set free at Burning Man
According to E! News, a portion of David Bowie‘s ashes were set free at Burning Man. His wife, Iman, gave permission for the ashes to be scattered across the Temple, a manmade structure that invites attendees to write and attach personal messages, in the company of 70 family members and friends.
It was only natural for Bowie’s ashes to be spread across the annual festival, as “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.” One individual in attendance claims to have listened to Bowie’s music throughout the drive to the Temple and back, with most guests bearing Bowie’s lightning bolt face paint as a sign of remembrance. At the conclusion of the festival, the Temple was burned down.
After passing away at the top of the year due to a battle with cancer, countless musicians and festivals have honored Bowie’s life, including James Blake, Lady Gaga, Hundred Waters and Glastonbury.
UPDATE: David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, has debunked the rumors at false.
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*
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2016
Via: E! News