BRIT Awards posthumously honours David Bowie with two awards
Famed musician David Bowie has been honoured with two awards at the BRITs, thirteen months after his death.
The best British male solo artist and the album of the year gongs at tonight’s awards ceremony.
It is the first time the male solo artist category has been won posthumously and the third time Bowie has been honored with it.
The album Blackstar, released two days before Bowie’s death at age 69, won the album of the year award.
Actor Michael C Hall, who starred in Bowie’s musical Lazarus, collected the solo artist award.
He said: “If David Bowie could be here tonight, he probably wouldn’t be here tonight.
“But since he can’t be here tonight I’m here on his behalf, on behalf of his family, to accept this testament to a man beholden to nothing but his own boundless imagination and daring.”
The BRITs also remembered George Michael, Prince and Leonard Cohen during the festivities.
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