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David Bowie's son Duncan announces he's expecting his first child on one month anniversary of father's death

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Published 11/02/2016 | 07:45

Director Duncan Jones and father David Bowie. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Director Duncan Jones and father David Bowie. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Angie Bowie, Zowie Bowie (Duncan Jones) and David Bowie (wearing an eyepatch) appear at a press conference at the Amstel Hotel on 7th February 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

David Bowie's filmmaker son Duncan Jones has announced he is preparing to become a father for the first time, on the one-month anniversary of his dad's death.

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Moon director Duncan confirmed the happy news on Twitter.com on Wednesday, exactly a month after the passing of his father on 10 January. He shared a hand-drawn illustration of a baby with an umbilical cord protruding from its stomach and a speech bubble with the words 'I'm waiting' coming from its mouth.

Jones added the caption, "One month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad."

Duncan's child with his photographer wife Rodene Ronquillo would have been Bowie's first grandchild.

The moviemaker, who the only child from David's first marriage to ex-wife Angie, wed Rodene in 2012.

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David was 69 when he passed away in New York City, following a secret 18-month battle with liver cancer.

Duncan also took to Twitter.com to confirm the sad news his father had died last month, and he returned to the microblogging site days after Bowie's death to share a tribute from a care physician, who revealed the rock star's private approach to his health struggle aided a dying patient he was assisting.

Angie Bowie, Zowie Bowie (Duncan Jones) and David Bowie (wearing an eyepatch) appear at a press conference at the Amstel Hotel on 7th February 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
Angie Bowie, Zowie Bowie (Duncan Jones) and David Bowie (wearing an eyepatch) appear at a press conference at the Amstel Hotel on 7th February 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

Jones also posted a thank you to fans and well wishers, adding, "Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I'll be easing my way back into Twitter."

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