Duncan Jones announces son's birth six months after David Bowie's death


David Bowie's son, the film director Duncan Jones, has announced that he welcomed his first child into the world exactly six months after the death of his father.

Duncan's wife Rodene Ronquillo gave birth to their son on July 10, half a year after David, 69, lost his battle with cancer.

Duncan, 45, also paid tribute to his wife:

The baby would have been David's first grandchild.

Duncan announced the new arrival as David's towering musical legacy was remembered at the Proms as a host of diverse musicians came together for a creative reimagining of his work.

Former Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond, The Divine Comedy star Neil Hannon and American singer Amanda Palmer were among the artists putting their own spin on works from the late star's career.

The Bowie Prom, held as part of the Late Night BBC Proms on Friday, featured interpretations of records ranging from his 1969 album Space Oddity up to his final release, Blackstar.