David Bowie’s Son, Duncan Jones, Announces He’s Going to Be a Father One Month After Icon’s Death

Duncan Jones and Rodene Ronquillo
Duncan and Rodene Jones in 2011. Jesse Grant/WireImage

David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, announced he’s going to be a father via Twitter on Wednesday, February 10 — and the timing couldn’t be more bittersweet.

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“1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad,” the 44-year-old producer tweeted, along with a cartoon drawing of a fetus.

Bowie passed away on January 10 at the age of 69, after a private 18-month battle with cancer. The legendary singer left behind Jones, his wife, Iman, and their 15-year-old daughter, Alexandria.

“Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn’t say anything. HAHA. ;)” Jones’ wife, Rodene Jones, added on Twitter on Wednesday.

Jones married Rodene in 2012, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jones revealed that his wife had been diagnosed via Twitter in December 2012. 

Duncan Jones and David Bowie
Duncan Jones and David Bowie Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

“On November 4th, my beautiful fiancé @rodeneronquillo & I were, frisking about in bed, as you do. I am a boob man & found… A lump,” he tweeted. “It was a Sunday, so we had to wait to get an appointment to have the lump biopsied but by Wednesday, we had an answer. Cancer. Stage 2. We were a little overwhelmed by the news: cancer & Election Day, so decided to make it a set, ran down to the courthouse & got married! So cancer, election, marriage. All on one day! Two days later, Ro was in surgery,” he continued, adding that Rodene’s surgery went “really well.”

By October 2013, Rodene’s cancer was in the clear, just six months before Bowie was diagnosed.

“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all,” Jones wrote alongside a throwback photo of himself with his dad on Twitter following Bowie’s death. After taking a brief break from social media, Jones shared a touching thank you letter to Bowie from a palliative care doctor. 

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