David Bowie left the vast majority of his nearly $100 million estate to his wife and two children, according to the singer’s will that was filed Friday in New York. Additionally, Bowie asked that his body be cremated in Bali and his ashes be scattered “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals,” the Associated Press reports.
Bowie died January 10th at the age of 69 following a long battle with cancer. The will was prepared in 2004, with Bowie asking that if cremation in Bali was “not practical,” that he instead be cremated locally and then have his ashes scattered on the Indonesian island. According to the death certificate filed with the will, Bowie was cremated January 12th in New Jersey.
As for Bowie’s estate, the singer left half of his net worth and his SoHo apartment in New York to wife Iman. His two children Duncan Jones and Alexandria Jones each received 25 percent of his estate, with the latter also given the family’s upstate New York property. Bowie also left his longtime assistant Corinne Schwab $2 million and shares in a company called Opossum Inc. and gifted Alexandria’s one-time nanny $1 million.
Two men, Bowie’s business manager William Zysblat and London lawyer Paddy Grafton Green, were named as the executors of Bowie’s estate, but the Friday filing revealed that Green had since stepped down from that role, leaving Zysblat as the sole executor. The will was filed under the singer’s legal name, David Robert Jones.
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In accordance to Bowie’s will, no funeral was held for the rock legend.