The late star is said to have “loved the message behind” the Nevada festival.
The publication revealed yesterday (September 11) that Bowie’s godchild was given permission from his widow Iman to take a portion of the ashes to the festival, which takes place in the Nevada desert.
“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!.
Bowie was honoured with a 70-person ceremony at the Temple, a structure built for Burning Man attendees to memorialize their loved ones. An eyewitness told E! that most attendees had their faces painted with the iconic lightning bolt design from Aladdin Sane.
Update: Bowie’s son Duncan Jones confirms this report is untrue.
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*
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2016