Saturday 23 September 2017

Son collects two Brit Awards on Bowie's behalf

Katy Perry performing on stage with skeleton puppets dressed as Donald Trump and Theresa May at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, last night. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Katy Perry performing on stage with skeleton puppets dressed as Donald Trump and Theresa May at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, last night. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Kim Ripoll

David Bowie won two gongs at the Brit Awards last night, just over a year since his death.

The music superstar was named best British Male Solo Artist, receiving the accolade for the third time, while his final album 'Blackstar', which was released just two days before his death, won Album of the Year.

Bowie, who died of cancer in January last year aged 69, is the first posthumous winner of those two awards in the Brits' history.

Picking up the album award, Bowie's son Duncan Jones said: "I lost my dad last year but I also became a dad, and I was spending a lot of time after getting over the shock of trying to work out what would I want my son to know about his granddad?

"I think it would be the same thing my dad's fans have taken over the last 50 years, that, he's always been there supporting people who think they're a little bit weird or a little bit strange, a little bit different. He's always been there for them. So, this is for all the kooks and the people who make the kooks. Thanks Brits."

Meanwhile, Katy Perry took aim at Theresa May and Donald Trump's relationship with a politically-charged performance. The US singer introduced two skeleton puppets dressed as the US president and the UK's prime minister as she performed her latest single 'Chained To The Rhythm'.

Mr Trump's puppet clutched the hand of Mrs May, mirroring last month's meeting in the US when the two leaders briefly held hands in an awkward exchange.

Irish Independent

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