Conflicting Reports Emerge Surrounding David Bowie Funeral

14 January 2016 | 11:35 am | Staff Writer

He has reportedly been cremated already

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The details of David Bowie's funeral have emerged with reports suggesting that it will take place in the US rather than his home country of England, while tickets to a memorial concert this March have sold out within two hours. 

As Metro reports, the singer who died at 69 years of age following an 18-month battle with cancer in his New York apartment will be laid to rest nearby. 

The funeral is expected to be attended by close family and friends, as well as a number of high-profile music names. 

The Guardian and Daily Mirror however are reporting that Bowie's body was already cremated in New York, reportedly in line with his wishes to "go without any fuss". Reportedly there would be no service or public memorial. 

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Meanwhile a tribute concert to be held at New York's Carnegie Hall in honour of Bowie on 31 March has sold out within two hours. 

The show was initially to be attended by Bowie himself, however he passed away shortly after it was announced. 

The Music Of David Bowie concert will feature performances by Cyndi Lauper, The Roots, Bettye LaVette, The Mountain Goats and many more. 

Speaking to Pollstar the show's presenter Michael Dorf said, "From a promoter’s standpoint, the show sold out in two hours – all 2,800 tickets – and that is an unprecedented thing for anything I've ever experienced."

"But it’s all kind of a very bittersweet success in the sense that it’s now a tribute to someone who’s passed versus a tribute to someone who was probably going to be in attendance."

It has been reported that tickets for the show are going for as much as $3,000.