David Bowie Was Going to Be a Grandfather

David Bowie with Duncan Jones
David Bowie with his son Duncan Jones at a press conference at the Amstel Hotel on February 7, 1974, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jones announced on Wednesday that the late star was to be a grandfather. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns

David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, has revealed that the singer, who died on January 10 following a short battle with cancer, was to become a grandfather.

Jones took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the Starman's death, before revealing he and his wife, photographer Rodene Ronquillo, are expecting a child in June.

The tweet included artwork that featured on a card Jones had given his father at Christmas, with the caption: "One month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, grandad."

1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad. pic.twitter.com/sf7SEUtm64

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 10, 2016

After confirming his father's death on Twitter, Jones stayed silent on social media until January 17, when he shared a thank you letter from a palliative care doctor who said that Bowie's songs provide comfort for his terminally ill patients.

A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor. https://t.co/ibFYRY8wc1 - thanks for sharing @DrMarkTaubert

— Marie Curie (@mariecurieuk) January 17, 2016