David Bowie's Family Planning Private Funeral, Welcome Public Celebrations

The family announced on Facebook that they still welcome public celebrations.

"The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend," a Facebook post from Bowie's official page read. "They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times. We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world."

The family's statement clarified, "However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family. Just as each and every one of us found something unique in David's music, we welcome everyone’s celebration of his life as they see fit."

The post may be referring to several memorial concerts being planned in Bowie's honor.