Thanks to the power of social media, Duncan Jones was able to debunk quickly the strange rumor involving David Bowie’s ashes and Burning Man.
The late singer’s son took to Twitter Monday to address the recent rumor that Bowie’s ashes were spread at Burning Man over Labor Day weekend. E! News first reported the story Sunday, stating Bowie’s wife Iman gave permission to the singer’s godson for a portion of his ashes to be spread at the annual event.
The Warcraft director had a clear answer on its validity. “That Burning Man thing? What people will do and say for attention never ceases to amaze me,” said Jones. “Not true. Kind of a gross claim as well.” The filmmaker went on to offer his insight into where he believes his father would have liked for a final resting spot: Skegness Butlins in England.”
Burning Man, the festival encouraging art in all facets, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The event takes place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.