David Bowie's son says his ashes were not scattered at Burning Man

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David Bowie's son has quashed rumours that his famous dad's ashes were scattered at Burning Man festival, in front of thousands of strangers.

According to E! News, apparently the music legend had wanted his remains to be taken to the US festival, but Duncan Jones dismissed it as nonsense.

Duncan Jones and David Bowie laughing

The 45 year old tweeted to clear up the story.

Previously, E! had reported that a source had told them: "David's godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it."

They reckoned that the ashes ceremony had taken place at the Temple, an area of the Nevada festival for people to pay tribute to their loved ones, but Duncan joked that his dad would have wanted a far less flashy final resting place.

The 69-year-old's death shocked fans in January as they had been unaware that he was secretly battling cancer.