'He was a big gravitational pull in my life'
Alexandra Pollard

09:31 26th May 2016

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Duncan Jones has spoken of the loss of his father David Bowie in a new interview, saying, “He was a big gravitational pull in my life.”

The film director was the first to confirm the news of his father’s death back in January, just a few days after the release of his final album, Blackstar. The fact that Bowie had been suffering from cancer had been kept from the public, but his family and friends had had the chance to say goodbye.

Speaking to Chris Hardwick on The Nerdist podcast, Jones said, "I’m OK, I’m good. I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It’s a weird one for me, I don’t really know how to talk about it or what to say about it - other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes.”

He continued, "Weird things make me miss him, but it’s still early days. I’m sure I always will, but it’s tricky. He was a big gravitational pull in my life as far as who I saw myself as. How I separated myself from the world and how I saw myself.”

Jones then added, "It’s bittersweet because right now my wife is very pregnant and she’s due in June.” He revealed the news of his impending parenthood back in February, tweeting a card he had made for Bowie at Christmas.

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