Last week, many took the below tweet from Duncan Jones as the ultimate confirmation that David Bowie had definitely died. It was confirmation that sadly it wasn't some sick internet hoax.
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016
The director has now returned to social media and retweeted the following thank you letter from a palliative care doctor...
— Marie Curie (@mariecurieuk) January 17, 2016
The heartfelt letter is extremely long, includes points such as "thank you for the Eighties", "thank you for Berlin" and "thank you for Lazarus and Blackstar... I am a palliative care doctor, and what you have done in the time surrounding your death has had a profound effect on me and many people I work with. Your album is strewn with references, hints and allusions. As always, you don’t make interpretation all that easy, but perhaps that isn’t the point. I have often heard how meticulous you were in your life. For me, the fact that your gentle death at home coincided so closely with the release of your album, with its good-bye message, in my mind is unlikely to be coincidence. All of this was carefully planned, to become a work of death art. The video of Lazarus is very deep and many of the scenes will mean different things to us all; for me it is about dealing with the past when you are faced with inevitable death."
Dr Mark Taubert, Palliative Care Consultant at Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, also touches on Bowie's "death at home", for his "advance care planning" and - as for the final paragraph - that's heartbreaking.