Saturday, January 30, 2016
On Friday David Bowie’s 20-page Will was filed in Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan. The Will directed that David Bowie’s body be cremated and scattered in Bali where he vacationed in the 1980’s with Iggy Pop. There was no breakdown of David Bowie’s holdings, but his estate is said to be worth about $100 million. “Mr. Bowie left his SoHo apartment — two penthouses that he bought for $4 million in 1999 and combined — to his widow, Iman Abdulmajid Jones.” He also left portions of his estate to his daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones and son from a previous marriage Duncan Jones. The rock legend’s business manager William Zysblat is the sole executor of his estate after London lawyer Paddy Grafton Green stepped aside.
See James Barron, David Bowie’s Will Splits Estate Said to be Worth $100 Million, The New York Times, January 29, 2016.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.