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David Bowie's son praises BRITs tribute

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David Bowie's son praises BRITs tribute

Duncan Jones has praised the BRITs' "beautiful" tribute to David Bowie.

The 'Space Oddity' hitmaker - who tragically passed away last month after a secret battle with cancer - was remembered at the annual music ceremony last night (24.02.16) and posthumously handed the BRITs Icon Award and his son Duncan has taken to Twitter to praise the tribute.

He wrote: "Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you (sic)"

During the show - which also featured a performance of David's hit track 'Life On Mars' by Lorde - his close friend Gary Oldman remembered a humorous and positive guy.

He said: "David faced his illness with dignity, grace and his customary humour. Even in dire circumstances. When he wrote to tell me he had cancer, he said 'the good news is I have my cheekbones back'. David, you were mortal but your potential was superhuman and your remarkable music is living on. We love you and we thank you.

"We are all coming to terms with the magnitude of David's passing. The Jones family lost a husband and father, those closest to David lost a dear friend and the world lost a man and artist of transcendent talent.

"His influence has no equal, he was the living embodiment of that singular word icon and I am so deeply touched and honoured to be here tonight to accept the award on behalf of his family."