David Bowie died on Jan. 10 knowing he was to become a grandfather, and six months to the date of his death, his son, Duncan Jones, welcomed his first child.
In a tweet Mr Jones said that his wife, photographer Rodene Ronquillo, had given birth to their son Stenton David Jones earlier in July. The child would have been David’s first grandchild. The child is named in honour of David Bowie’s family – David in tribute to his grandfather and Stenton after David Bowie’s own father, Haywood Stenton Jones.
The couple announced the pregnancy in February, one month after David died of cancer, with a drawing of the foetus and the words “I’m waiting” in the speech balloon. The tweet also revealed that the late musician knew about the child before his death in January. “One month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad,” he captioned the photo.
The tweet to announce the birth of his son featured a cartoon showing three generations of the Jones men.
Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his grandad made room for him.
Love you both so. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Axdee1iRhE