Alexandria Zahra Jones certainly is a lucky girl to have a legendary father who was loved by many and who loved her very much.
Even in death, David Bowie showed great generosity to the people he loved and cared about. His will, which was signed in August of 2004, was finally filed on Friday afternoon in a courthouse in Manhattan. According to a report by The New York Times, the 20-page document distributes his roughly $100 million estate among his immediate family and a couple of loyal employees.
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Bowie, whose real name was David Jones, directed his executors to grant half of his fortune to his wife Iman, and the other half to his two children. The 60-year-old supermodel and businesswoman will be receiving her inheritance from Bowie’s attorneys in quarterly installments.
Meanwhile, his eldest child, Duncan Jones will get his 25% share upfront. Duncan is a 44-year-old film director whose mother is actress Angela Barnett.
His youngest child and only daughter, 15-year-old Alexandria Zahra Jones – or Lexi to her family and friends – will also receive $25 million, although she will have to wait until she turns 25 to gain access to it. Bowie also gave her his vacation property in upstate New York, which will also be hers on her 25th birthday.
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He also left $2 million to his long-time personal assistant Corinne “Coco” Schwab, whom he also named guardian of Lexi in the event that Iman dies before she turns 18. Duncan’s former nanny, a Swiss woman named Marion Skene also received $1 million from the will.
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Apart from the division of his fortune, David Bowie also indicated how the family is to manage his remains.
A Buddhist for most of his adult life, Bowie requested that his body be taken to the Indonesian island of Bali and “cremated there in accordance with the Buddhist rituals.”
“If that is not practical, then I direct that my executors shall arrange for my remains to be cremated and my ashes scattered in Bali,” the will further stated.
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The late “Changes” singer succumbed to liver cancer last month at the age of 69, just two days after the release of his album, Blackstar. He was known for being extremely low-key and private, and was rarely seen out except for when he walked his daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones to school.