David Bowie final wishes are revealed. Citing the Associated Press, USA Today wrote that a 20-page document disclosed Bowie’s desire to have his ashes scattered in Bali, Indonesia. It also indicated it be done “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals.”
The will was filed under Bowie’s legal name, David Robert Jones, in a Manhattan court. He signed the will in August 2004.
The estate left behind by Bowie is valued at $100 million. Based on the details from the will, half of the estate goes to his widow, Iman. He also leaves her the New York home they shared.
Duncan “Zowie,” his son from his first marriage with Angie Bowie, and Alexandria Zahra, his daughter with Iman each will be receiving 25 percent of the estate. Bowie also left his daughter a home in upstate New York.
In addition to his immediate family, Bowie included his personal assistant Corinne Coco Schwab and his son’s Scottish nanny, Marion Skene.
Details from the will, as revealed by Daily Mail, indicate that his personal assistant receives $2 million while the nanny is to have $1 million.
Bowie’s son considered his Scottish nanny Marion Skene as his second mother. Bowie’s first wife, Angie, attested to how Skene became her son’s mother at the time they were married.
Daily Mail cited a 2009 interview by The Mail on Sunday with Angie.
In it, she said, “We were messed up as a couple but this little creature came and David was a great dad. But when the baby was around, our lifestyle just didn’t work. David and I were away doing drugs, at first together and then later apart. Marion effectively became Zowie’s mother.”
Schwab worked with Bowie for over 40 years. In 1973, she answered an ad for a Girl Friday in Bowie’s office.
The rock star legend passed away at the age of 69 after losing his battle with cancer.