David Bowie's Son Shares Tribute to Nicolas Roeg: 'Thank You For Making So Many Brave Choices'

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Director Duncan Jones and father David Bowie attend the premiere of 'Moon' during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 30, 2009 in New York City.

Nicolas Roeg directed David Bowie in his first major onscreen performance, 1976's The Man Who Fell to Earth, which had the Star Man making the leap from singing about visitors from outer space to portraying one in the feature film. 

Roeg died on Nov. 24 at the age of 90, and Bowie's son, Duncan Jones -- a filmmaker himself -- shared a fond remembrance of the acclaimed director shortly after receiving news of his passing.

Jones was a young boy when production commenced for The Man Who Fell to Earth in 1975, and he posted a photo of him with his father -- seen here sporting the hairstyle he wore in the film, a still of which was later used for his Low album cover -- and Roeg on set, along with a heartfelt message praising the director for his genius and "brave choices."

Read Jones' brief tribute in full below.


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