A sensational claim emerged in connection with David Bowie’s death. It was claimed that he actually took his own life as he was losing the cancer battle.
When the Ziggy Stardust singer lost his shock battle with terminal cancer earlier this year, the world was plunged into mourning.
But a source close to the pop icon has revealed a series of shocking claims over his tragic passing, sparking rumours of the cause of his death.
Writing for the Mail on Sunday, rock writer Lesley-Ann Jones claims Bowie may have ended his own life following his 18-month battle with cancer.
She cites BBC Radio 1 DJ Andy Peebles as the source who apparently believes the star “stage managed” his own death.
Peebles had interviewed Bowie on numerous occasions throughout in his career.
According to Jones, Peebles apparently said: “Seemingly, David Bowie stage-managed his own demise.
“Two singles released so closely together, the biggest album of his career launched on his 69th birthday, and then, two days later, he dies. I don’t know about you, but I can’t see that as coincidental.”
“It has been suggested to me in quite a number of phone calls that his death was the result of assisted suicide.
He added: “Who might have assisted him, and exactly how they did so, we will never know.”
According to Jones, Peebles said Bowie wouldn’t have involved his family or close friends.
Peebles is also said to have described Bowie’s “organised” ending as “remarkable”.
Other claims from rock manager and producer Simon Napier-Bell point to the photoshoot the day before Bowie died, in which he wore “a beautifully cut charcoal suit, tie and a fedora, wearing a big broad smile and looking fabulous”.
He reportedly claimed this was a “deliberate act” to control his image until the very end and be remembered as “upbeat and happy”.
The claims come just days after the Changes singer’s ashes were scattered at Burning Man festival in the US.
We have contacted representatives of David Bowie‘s estate for comment.