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David Bowie's son praises Lorde's tribute to the late icon at the BRITs

New-Zealand based songstress Lorde paid stunning tribute to David Bowie, who died in January after a short battle with cancer, at last night's BRIT Awards in London. 

Lorde took to the stage and performed a rendition of Bowie's 'Life On Mars', which was seen online by Bowie's son Duncan. Upon watching her performance, Duncan tweeted his approval: "Finally found the links to tonight's BRITs. Just... beautiful. Thank you."

Lorde met the late David Bowie at a party in New York held to honour actress Tilda Swinton and recalled their interactions on Facebook, shortly after news of the icon's death had swept the globe:

"I played my three songs, thrashing and twitching in platform boots. Afterward, Anna [Wintour] clasped my hand and said “David wants to meet you,” and led me through people and round tables with candles and glasses and louder and louder talk, and he was there."

"I've never met a hero of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can't enjoy it. David was different. I'll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes."

"That night something changed in me - i felt a calmness grow, a sureness. I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit. I realized everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching."

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Watch the touching tribute from Annie Lennox, Gary Oldman and Lorde, ending with an on screen salute from the legendary star, below:


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