6 Months After His Death, David Bowie Is a Grandfather Director Duncan Jones announced the birth of his son Friday By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Jul 30, 2016 9:41 AM CDT 16 comments Comments David Bowie's first grandson was born July 10, exactly six months after the music legend's death. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File) (Newser) – Exactly six months after his death from liver cancer, David Bowie became a grandfather, the New York Daily News reports. The music legend's only son, director Duncan Jones, announced the birth of his first child—Stenton David Jones—Friday, tweeting that he was born July 10, "exactly six months after his grandad made room for him." Jones referred to the timing as the "circle of life," according to the Telegraph. Stenton was the middle name of Bowie's father.