David Bowie died on January 10 at the age of 69. The singer and actor–whose legal name was David Jones–suffered from cancer for about a year and a half before he died.
In his will, David Bowie left explicit instructions about his estate. Nearly half will go to wife Iman. Half will be divided between his two children, Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones.
— billboard (@billboard) January 31, 2016
David Bowie even left instructions stating he wished to be cremated, and that he wanted his ashes strewn in Bali.
In his will, which was prepared back in 2004, Bowie explained that if cremation on the island of Bali wasn’t possible, he wanted to be cremated elsewhere and have his ashes strewn there just the same.
ABC News reports that according to David Bowie’s death certificate, his remains were cremated in New Jersey two days after he passed away.
It’s uncertain if Iman will travel to Bali with their daughter and his son to strew the ashes or not.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 31, 2016
Making end-of-life wishes known often helps surviving family members during their times of grief. David Bowie likely took several things off Iman’s mind by preparing his will in such fine detail so many years ago.