David Bowie

As it turns out, David Bowie may not have found his resting place at Burning Man a few weeks back as some people have been reporting. The late singer's son Duncan Jones took to Twitter on Monday morning to deny claims that his father's ashes were scattered at this year's music and art festival.

Rumors that Bowie's ashes were scattered at Burning Man began on Sunday, when E! Online reported that the singer's wife Iman gave his godchild a portion of his ashes to bring with him to the annual Nevada desert festival. Reportedly, Bowie's godson scattered the singer's ashes over Labor Day weekend at a special structure of the festival known as the Temple, in order to honor Bowie's connection to Burning Man.

The news was an unwelcome shock to Bowie's son Duncan Jones, who not only refuted the report but also called it "kind of a gross claim." Jones went on to add that if his father's ashes were going to be publicly scattered anywhere, it would be at Skegness Butlins, a resort in England that's probably most famously known in music history as the location where the Beatles added Ringo Starr as their drummer.

At the very beginning of 2016, David Bowie died of liver cancer at the age of 69, just two days after releasing his final album Blackstar. Follwoing his death, Bowie was cremated and part of his ashes were scattered in a Buddhist ceremony in Bali. Duncan Jones is one of Bowie's two sons, and is best known for his work as a sci-fi film director.

This year's Burning Man festival marked the 30th anniversary of the event, taking place in Nevada's Black Rock Desert from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. David Bowie's ashes may not have been there, as had been previously reported, but the spirit of freedom and expression that he represented most likely was.

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