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David Bowie’s Son Debunks ‘Gross’ Report About His Dad

No, the Thin White Duke did not make a posthumous appearance at Burning Man

Ashes to ashes, debunk to debunky…

David Bowie‘s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, would like it known: His deceased father’s ashes were not scattered at this year’s Burning Man festival.

Jones took to Twitter to clear up the matter on Monday, writing, “That Burning Man thing? What people will do & say for attention never ceases to amaze me. Not true. Kind of a gross claim as well. *sigh*”

The “Burning Man thing” Jones was referring to was a report that a portion of “Suffragette City” music legend Bowie’s ashes were scattered at the annual Burning Man festival, recently held in Nevada.

“David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it,” a source told E! Online.

A supposed eyewitness to a supposed ceremony at the festival added, “We played [David’s] music the entire drive from our camp to [ceremony site] the Temple and back. … Most of us had the Bowie [lightning bolt] face paint on in his honor.”

Bowie died in January at age 69, following a battle with cancer.

But while Jones was grossed out by the report, he did find some amount of humor in it.

“We all know if dad DID want his ashes scattered in front of strangers, it would be at the Skegness Butlins. ;),” Jones wrote.