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Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:24am ET by  

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Plans for Bowie memorial scrapped due to lack of funding

Plans to build a memorial to David Bowie in Brixton, London, have been scrapped after the organisers failed to meet their funding target.

Fans of the music icon had proposed creating a 30ft-tall red and blue statue, named the ZiggyZa, in the middle of Brixton, South London, where Bowie was born, however, those plans have now been shelved after their campaign failed to raise the £900,000 necessary to build the memorial.

Despite this, the group insisted they remain committed to recognising Bowie's career in some way.

The statement continued: "We are still determined to celebrate David Bowie, in Brixton, with a challenging and appropriate piece of public art.

"We're just going to have to approach the fundraising in a different way."

This Ain't Rock'n'Roll said: "Of course, £50,000 doesn't go anywhere near realising the ambitions of the ZiggyZag.

The proposed memorial was inspired by the cover art on Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' album, and had even received the backing of Lambeth Council.

As previously reported, the crowdfunding effort was aiming to raise a total of £990,000 for a three-storey steel construction of the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt, which could then be built next to Jimmy C’s famous Aladdin Sane mural.

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