Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals,” and he left most of his estate to his 2 children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday (29th January) in Manhattan.
The 20-page document, filed under his legal name David Robert Jones, said the estate was worth about $100 million, but didn’t break down the finances.
The “Fame” singer left his SoHo home he shared with Iman to her, and half of the rest of his worth. His son Duncan Jones from a previous marriage received 25% and his daughter Alexandria also received 25% as well as his Ulster County mountain home. Bowie left $2 million to his longtime personal assistant Corinne Schwab and left her shares he owned in a company called Oppossum Inc. He left $1 million to Marion Skene, Alexandria’s nanny.
The chameleon-like star transformed the sound – and the look – of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes. His hits included “Space Oddity”, ”Golden Years”, ”Heroes”, and “Let’s Dance”. He had cancer about 18 months before he died on 10th January.
He was 69.
Bowie prepared the will in 2004. He said if cremation in the Indonesian island was “not practical” then he wanted his remains cremated and his ashes scattered there still. According to the death certificate, filed with the will, his body was cremated on 12th January in New Jersey.