David Bowie's Family Plans Private Ceremony, No Official Public Memorial
"We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world."
Fans of David Bowie are welcome to grieve his passing in their own way, but there will not be a public service for the rock legend, his family said Thursday.
Bowie's family wrote in a statement posted on Facebook that they were touched by the response from fans around the globe, but asked for their privacy as they continue to mourn the loss of a husband, father and friend.
"We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world," the statement read. Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69, after battling cancer for more than a year.
The family made clear there would be no public funeral for Bowie, saying "it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family."