David Bowie was not just a musician; he was a legendary figure who revolutionized music, fashion, and art. Known for his ever-changing image and sound, Bowie remained relevant for over five decades.

His iconic characters, like Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, captivated audiences and established him as a music pioneer.

David Bowie, circa 1989 | Source: Getty Images

Beyond his public persona, Bowie was a dedicated father to his two children, Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones. After his passing, he left them a significant inheritance. His children continue to honor his memory through their achievements and tributes, reflecting the profound impact he had on their lives.

David Bowie performs during the Ziggy Stardust tour on May 12, 1973 | Source: Getty Images

Early Life and Career of David Bowie
Exploring Bowie’s early life and career reveals the roots of his genius, beginning in the vibrant streets of Brixton, where a young Bowie discovered his passion for music.

Born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947, in South London, England, Bowie showed a keen interest in music from a young age.

Young David Bowie performs with his first band in 1963 | Source: Getty Images

At 13, he began playing the saxophone, setting the stage for his future musical career. After high school, he worked as a commercial artist while pursuing music.

Joining several bands and releasing singles, he eventually changed his stage name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees.

David Bowie in 1968 | Source: Getty Images

Bowie’s breakthrough came in 1969 with “Space Oddity,” his first hit that launched him into the spotlight. As he continued to innovate in music, he also focused on building a family.

Bowie’s Personal Life
Bowie’s personal life was as fascinating as his career. He married Angela Barnett in 1970, and they had a son, Duncan “Zowie” Jones, in 1971. The marriage ended in 1980.

David Bowie poses with a model in 1963 | Source: Getty Images

In 1992, Bowie married Somali-American supermodel Iman, and they had a daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones (Lexi), in 2000.

Bowie, a loving and devoted father, expressed immense joy at Lexi’s birth and was fully present during her early years. His family life with Iman and Lexi was marked by normalcy and love, with Bowie enjoying everyday activities with them.

David Bowie performs in March 1966 | Source: Getty Images

Duncan “Zowie” Jones’ Relationship with Bowie
Born on May 30, 1971, Duncan Jones, initially known as “Zowie,” had a close relationship with his father.

Influenced by Bowie’s love for cinema, Duncan pursued filmmaking, despite Bowie’s hopes he might follow a musical path.

Duncan became a successful film director, known for “Moon” (2009) and “Source Code” (2011). He married Rodene Ronquillo in 2012, and they faced challenges together, including Rodene’s breast cancer diagnosis.

David Bowie promotes the release of his album "Space Oddity" in November 1969 | Source: Getty Images

Despite these hardships, they built a loving family and welcomed two children. Duncan often pays tribute to his father on social media, sharing heartfelt memories and expressing deep admiration.

Alexandria Zahra “Lexi” Jones
Lexi, born on August 15, 2000, is a talented artist and musician. Bowie was overjoyed at her birth and actively participated in her upbringing.

Lexi sells branded merchandise through her website and shares her poetry and music on Instagram, where she receives praise from fans.

David Bowie, his ex-wife Angela and their son Zowie on February 17, 1974 | Source: Getty Images

Lexi had a close relationship with Bowie, frequently sharing memories of him on social media. Her tributes resonate with fans who admire her and Bowie’s legacy. Her talents and creative pursuits keep Bowie’s memory alive, reflecting his profound influence.

David Bowie and his wife Iman on July 10, 2002 | Source: Getty Images

David Bowie’s Death and Legacy
Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. His death was a shock, as he had kept his illness private. He continued to work on his final album, “Blackstar,” and the musical “Lazarus” until his last days.

Duncan Jones in 1986 | Source: Getty Images

Bowie’s estate, worth an estimated $100 million, was divided among his wife Iman, and his two children. His careful planning and generosity ensured his family was well provided for, and his legacy lives on through their continued tributes and achievements.

David Bowie supports his son Duncan Jones during the premiere of his film "Moon" on April 30, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

David Bowie and Duncan Jones attend the premiere of "Moon" on January 23, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Duncan Jones attends the "Source Code" premiere on March 11, 2011 | Source: Getty Images

Duncan Jones and Rodene Ronquillo on February 21, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Duncan Jones on June 6, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Duncan Jones receives the Mastercard British Album of the Year award on behalf of his father David Bowie at The BRIT Awards on February 22, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Iman and David Bowie October 15, 2009 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Alexandra Jones as seen in a carousel post dated May 11, 2024 | Source: Instagram/ _p0odle_

Alexandra Jones with her dad David Bowie as seen in a carousel post dated January 11, 2023 | Source: Instagram/ _p0odle_

David Bowie performs in 2010 | Source: Getty Images

David Bowie on May 5, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

David Bowie at the 11th Annual Webby Awards on June 5, 2007 | Source: Getty Images