David Bowie's wish "to go without any fuss" has been granted. Shortly after the shape-shifting British rock legend died of liver cancer at the age of 69 Sunday, his body was reportedly cremated in a private ceremony in New York without any family or friends present. The cremation took place soon after the star's death and there will be no funeral service, the BBC reports.
While the singer's request for privacy — which he had closely guarded in his final years — was heeded, Bowie is certainly not going unremembered. Carnegie Hall in New York will host a memorial concert in his honor on March 31, and a tribute is planned for the Brit Awards in London in February. Since Bowie's death was announced Monday, streams and sales of his music have skyrocketed. "In many respects," one source told The Telegraph, "you don't need a memorial service to remember David by — you have his music instead." Becca Stanek