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David Bowie Wanted Ashes Scattered in Bali, Leaves Massive $100 Million Estate to Widow Iman and Children

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According to David Bowie‘s will, which was filed on Friday January 29 in a New York City courthouse, the late singer requested that his ashes be scattered on the Indonesian island of Bali “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals,” Billboard reports.

The will, which was reportedly prepared back in 2004, urged that if cremation in Bali was “not practical” that he would still like his ashes brought to the island and scattered there in honor of his Buddhist beliefs. According to his death certificate, he was cremated in New Jersey on January 12, two days after his passing.

In addition, the majority of his $100 million estate was left to his two children, Alexandria, 15, and Duncan, 44, as well as his widow, supermodel Iman. The 20-page document was filed under his legal name, David Robert Jones.

Bowie’s home in SoHo (Manhattan) as well as roughly $50 million was left to Iman, while his daughter and son each received 25 percent of his worth among other assets and properties. Generously, his longtime assistant, Corinne Schwab, was left with $2 million, and his daughter Alexandria’s nanny, Marion Skene, was left with $1 million.

Bowie sold over 140 million records during his illustrious career, beginning with his debut studio album David Bowie in 1967 and ending with his final record, Blackstar, released in 2016, which dropped only two days before his death. The beloved artist and music icon passed away on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 after a private battle with liver cancer.

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