Wednesday, February 10, 2016

David Bowie’s son expecting first child

photo: Gage Skidmore

David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, is expecting his first child.

Jones and wife Rodene shared the news via Twitter on Tuesday, writing “1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad.”

The announcement included a hand-drawn cartoon of a baby with an umbilical cord protruding from its stomach and a speech bubble with the words “I’m waiting.”

Bowie’s Facebook team added: “Congratulations to Duncan and Rodene Jones with the posting of their happy news on Twitter.”

The 44-year-old film director (2009’s “Moon”, 2011’s “Source Code”) is the only child from the 10-year marriage of Bowie and first wife Angie.

The music and fashion icon passed away from cancer on January 10, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album “Blackstar.”

Sales of the late singer’s work continues to dominate the charts in his native UK, as Bowie holds onto No. 1 for a fourth straight week.

“Blackstar” topped the album charts for the first three weeks following its release, and dropped to second spot this week as his 2002 collection “Best Of Bowie” climbs to No. 1.

With the switch, Bowie becomes the first act to knock themselves off the top of the Official Albums Chart in nearly six years following a similar move by Michael Jackson following his death in 2009.

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