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David Bowie's son thanks well-wishers and fans for 'incredibly kind words and thoughts'

Lorna Cooper

Published 23/01/2016 | 18:42

David Bowie. Photo: PA
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Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie, has thanked well-wishers and fans for their support in the wake of his father's death.

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The 69-year-old "Heroes" singer passed away from cancer on January 10.

In a tweet posted on his official page, 44-year-old film director Jones said: "Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I'll be easing my way back into Twitter."

Best known for directing the science fiction film Moon, he will helm the upcoming adaptation of Warcraft.

Jones is the only child from the 10-year marriage of the late pop star and Angie Bowie, who was a recent contestant in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Ms Bowie recently praised her ex-husband for the "staging" of his death, but admitted she doubted whether she would ever see their son again.

Talking on ITV afternoon series Loose Women, the 66-year-old former model revealed the last time she had seen Duncan was when he was "13 or 14" and a student at Gordonstoun in Scotland.

Meanwhile, Sony is said to be developing a new take on Labyrinth, originally directed by Muppets creator Jim Henson, which starred Bowie.

Lisa Henson of the Henson Company, daughter of the late puppeteer and filmmaker, will produce, according to Variety.

The original 1986 fantasy movie starred a 15-year-old Jennifer Connelly as Sarah Williams.

The teenager had to save her infant brother from Jareth the Goblin King, played by Bowie.

The multi-award winning artist also recorded five songs for the film, including Underground and As The World Falls Down.

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