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Duncan Jones welcomes baby boy on six-month anniversary of dad David Bowie's passing

The film director son of late legend David Bowie has welcomed his first child, six months to the day his iconic father passed away.

Duncan Jones and David Bowie

On July 10, six months on from his father’s untimely death, Duncan Jones and his wife, Rodene Ronquillo, welcomed a sweet baby boy into the world.

The BAFTA Award-winner announced his exciting news via Twitter, with a comedic cartoon of his father, himself and his new son.

The sweet drawing emphasides the "circle of life." (Image/Duncan Jones Twitter)
The sweet drawing emphasides the "circle of life." (Image/Duncan Jones Twitter)

“Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his granddad made room for him,” the proud dad shared alongside the drawing of the three generations, adding, “Love you both so.”

Also sharing a touching message to his brave wife, the legend’s son wrote: “All my love and awe to the incredible @rodeneronquillo who made a human being in her belly.”

“Warrior woman & every day, my hero.”

Stanton David Jones is the couple's first child together.
Stanton David Jones is the couple's first child together.

The couple announced their pregnancy back in February of this year, just one month after David passed away of cancer.

In another cartoon Tweet to his 300,000 followers, the expectant father wrote, "1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad."

Speaking to E! News, the film director admitted that in his final months, David took the liberty of revealing his grandchild’s gender to the expectant parents before saying a proper goodbye.

David’s legacy lives on in his grandson’s middle name.
David’s legacy lives on in his grandson’s middle name.

"When we found out what the gender of our baby was going to be, we were able to get the doctor to write it on a card without us seeing it and then I got to spend Christmas with my dad and he actually told us what the gender was going to be," Duncan said in May.

"We found the time to do all of the family stuff that we wanted to do, got a chance to spend some time together, have our talks and say our goodbyes and things like that."

Watch Duncan open up about his final moments with his dad in the video player below.

This story originally appeared on Woman's Day Australia

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