A portion of David Bowie’s ashes were scattered at the Burning Man festival, per reports

davidbowieA portion of late music icon David Bowie’s ashes were scattered at the recent Burning Man festival, per E! Online and Burn.Life.

E! reports that Bowie’s widow Iman granted permission to his godchild to spread the ashes in a 70-person ceremony. E! cites an unnamed source as saying, “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.”

E! also posted an eyewitness account of the ceremony: “We played [David’s] music the entire drive from our camp to the Temple and back. Most of us had the Bowie [lightning bolt] face paint on in his honor.”

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Burn.Life first reported the news on September 8. “A new source confirms that the ceremony happened Wednesday, in a procession from the camp she was at to the Temple,” the site stated. “Much of the Placement team for Burning Man was invited along, and there were her other campmates and a few friends biking along next to art cars playing Bowie songs.​”

This year’s edition of the annual Burning Man festival ran from August 28 to September 5.

UPDATE via E! Online: David Bowie’s son is responding to reports that the legendary singer’s ashes were scattered at Burning Man.

“That Burning Man thing? What people will do & say for attention never ceases to amaze me. Not true. Kind of a gross claim as well. *sigh*,” Duncan Jones tweeted Monday morning. “We all know if dad DID want his ashes scattered in front of strangers, it would be at the Skegness Butlins. ;)”

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