Organizers are still planning an alternative and “appropriate” piece of public art.

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fans hoping to construct a huge lightning bolt tribute statue in Brixton have failed to raise enough money.

Plans for the statue were unveiled in February, with organizers looking to secure £990,000 in funds through a Crowdfunding campaign. However, just £50,000 has been raised by fans in four weeks – meaning that the structure cannot go ahead.

“As with any all-or-nothing campaign, no money will be taken from pledgers,” said the organizers, who added that they are “still determined to celebrate David Bowie, in Brixton, with a challenging and appropriate piece of public art.”

“We’re just going to have to approach the fundraising in a different way,” they explained, while thanking supporters “from the bottom of our Bowie-obsessed hearts.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Parlophone will release two limited edition Bowie records in celebration of the 10th annual Record Store Day.

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