David Bowie’s family to hold private funeral

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Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) David Bowie’s family are planning a private funeral for the late singer.

It was reported on Wednesday that the legendary musician’s body was cremated shortly after his death aged 69 on Sunday.

But now Bowie’s family have released a statement that they will in fact hold a small, private service to pay their own respects to the singer, who passed away on January 10 after battling cancer.

The statement, posted on the singer’s official Facebook page, read: “The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend. They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times.”

He had reportedly told his nearest and dearest not to hold a big service because he didn’t want any fuss to surround his passing.

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“In many respects you don’t need a memorial or service to remember David by… you have his music instead. He would have wanted to just disappear with no fuss, no big show, no fan-fare,” a source told mirror.co.uk.

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