Bowie leaves half his US$100m fortune to wife

Bowie leaves half his US$100m fortune to wife

Bowie pictured with Iman in 1994…The singer left his wife 50% of his estate and wanted his ashes scattered in a Buddhist ceremony in Bali, according to his will.

DAVID Bowie’s estate – said to be worth around $100m – will be split mainly between his wife Iman, son Duncan and daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, it has emerged.

According to documents filed under his legal name David Robert Jones in a New York court on Friday, the singer left Iman 50% of his estate, including the home they shared in New York, while both children received 25% each.

His personal assistant Corinne Schwab was left $2m and his daughter’s nanny Marion Skene received $1m.

In his will, the Starman singer requested that his ashes be scattered “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali”.

He added that if he could not be cremated on the Indonesian island, he wanted them scattered there anyway.

The death certificate stated he was cremated on 12 January – two days after his death from cancer at 69.

The Brixton-born musician’s death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans across the world.

His most recent release Blackstar stayed at number one for a third week, heading up five Bowie releases in the top 10. –

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