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Plans revealed for permanent David Bowie memorial in London

Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
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Lambeth council has confirmed that they are working with David Bowie's family to develop a permanent memorial for the star, who passed away in January. Fans flocked to David's hometown of Brixton to pay tribute following his death, with many laying flowers in front of a mural dedicated to the musician.

The mural, which depicts David's Ziggy Stardust alter ego, will now be listed to ensure its protection – and it has even been suggested that the road it is on will be renamed to honour the iconic star.

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David Bowie's mural will be listed by Lambeth council

The council said in a statement: "Lambeth council is set to locally list the David Bowie mural beside Morley's in Brixton that became a shrine to the artist who died in January. Local listing would protect the mural and the council is also considering renaming the area where the mural is in Tunstall Place.

"The council is in contact with Bowie's family about the many suggestions for a permanent memorial, including statues and place naming."

Lambeth council leader Lib Peck said that David's family, including his wife Iman, would have the final say on how to best pay tribute to the star.

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Talks are also in place to build a permanent memorial to David Bowie

"It is ultimately the family's decision as to what may be appropriate," she said. "We must respect that and be patient. Lambeth residents have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection visibly demonstrated by their floral tributes, messages and people visiting the Bowie mural to pay their respects to this unique 'Brixton boy.'"

David passed away in January after a secret 18-month long battle with cancer. His death was mourned by fans around the world, prompting David's family to release a statement saying they were "overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world".

While David's widow Iman has kept a low profile since the musician's death, she has continued to post a number of inspiring and motivational quotes on Instagram, including a recent message which read: "H.O.P.E. Hold On, Pain Ends."

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