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David Bowie’s Final Email to Brian Eno May Have Referenced His Own Death

"Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot"

Harley Staff Photo Harley Brown // January 11, 2016

David Bowie’s longtime collaborator and friend Brian Eno has shared a statement about the his death, according to NME (via BBC News). “David’s death came as a complete surprise, as did nearly everything else about him. I feel a huge gap now,” he said. The legendary producer detailed his final email from the Starman a week before his death, continuing:

Over the last few years — with him living in New York and me in London — our connection was by email. We signed off with invented names: some of his were mr showbiz, milton keynes, rhoda borrocks and the duke of ear… I received an email from him seven days ago. It was as funny as always, and as surreal, looping through word games and allusions and all the usual stuff we did. It ended with this sentence: ‘Thank you for our good times, brian. they will never rot’. And it was signed ‘Dawn’. I realise now he was saying goodbye.

Eno worked with Bowie most notably on his “Berlin Trilogy” — 1977’s Low and “Heroes” and 1979’s Lodger — and 1995’s concept album Outside.