David Bowie's son Duncan expecting first child

The director and wife Rodene Ronquillo expect their baby to be born in June.
By Annie Martin  |  Feb. 11, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Duncan Jones, the 44-year-old son of David Bowie, announced he and wife Rodene Ronquillo are expecting their first child in June.

Jones, an English director whose mother is Angie Bowie (born Mary Angela Barnett), announced the news Wednesday, exactly one month after his father, singer David Bowie, died at age 69.

"1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad," Jones captioned a photo of his drawing.

Ronquillo reposted the picture, adding, "Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn't say anything. HAHA." She and Jones married in 2012.

David and Angie Bowie were married from 1970 to 1980. The singer died of liver cancer Jan. 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th studio album, Blackstar.

"Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all," Jones tweeted after news of his dad's death broke.

Duncan Jones and wife Rodene Ronquillo are expecting their first child. Photo by Duncan Jones/Twitter

Jones released his first feature film, Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, in 2009, and followed up with Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, in 2011. He will direct the forthcoming movie Warcraft, which is based on the Blizzard Entertainment video games.

"Games have always presented an opportunity to escape," he told the Guardian in November. "I love games and I feel they've been sold short shrift in films so far. It's my generation's opportunity to right that wrong."

Bowie will be honored at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb. 15. Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the singer by performing a medley of his songs.

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