David Bowie leaves estate worth around $100m in his will

The singer said he wanted his ashes to be scattered "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali"

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David Bowie's estate - said to be worth around $100m - will be be split mainly between his wife Iman, son Duncan and daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, it has emerged.

According to documents filed under his legal name David Robert Jones in a New York court on Friday, the singer left Iman 50% of his estate, including the home they shared in New York, while both children received 25% each.

His personal assistant Corinne Schwab was left $2m and his daughter's nanny Marion Skene received $1m.

In his will, written in 2004, the Starman singer wanted his ashes to be scattered "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali", adding if he could not be cremated on the Indonesian island, he wanted them scattered there anyway.

The death certificate stated he was cremated on 12 January 12, two days after his death from cancer at 69.

The Brixton-born musician's death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans across the world.

His most recent release Blackstar stayed at UK number one for a third week, heading up five Bowie releases in the top 10. It is third in the Irish music charts.