David Bowie has found his final resting place.
The late icon’s ashes were scattered at Burning Man, an annual gathering in the Nevada desert, over Labour Day weekend. Bowie’s wife Iman gave the singer’s godchild permission to take a portion of his ashes, the insider adds, as the two had a special connection to the often-spiritual event.
“David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it,” our source tells us.
The performer, who passed in January of this year after an 18-month battle with cancer, was honoured with a small ceremony at the Temple, a massive structure erected for Burning Man attendees to memorialize their loved ones.
Of the 70-person ceremony, an eyewitness said, “We played [David’s] music the entire drive from our camp to the Temple and back,” adding, “Most of us had the Bowie [lightning bolt] face paint on in his honour.”
At the end of the week-long event, the Temple is burnt to the ground like most of Burning Man’s many art installations and structures.
And just a few days ago, Iman made her first public appearance since David’s death at New York Fashion Week. The supermodel paid tribute to her partner of over 20 years with a silver necklace spelling “David.” As she told Good Morning America’s Joe Zee, she has no plans to take it off.
“I’m wearing this until my death,” she told him. “[Fashion designer] Hedi Slimane made it for me.”