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David Bowie’s son pays tribute to ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ director Nicolas Roeg


Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie, has paid tribute to The Man Who Fell To Earth director Nicolas Roeg after he passed away at the age of 90.

Roeg, the brains behind films such as 1970’s Performance starring Mick Jagger and the 1976 picture The Man Who Fell to Earth featuring David Bowie, passed away on Friday evening.

“He was a genuine dad,” his son Nicolas Roeg Jr. told the BBC. “He just had his 90th birthday in August.”

Roeg’s vast filmography included pictures such as Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), Bad Timing (1980) and The Witches (1990).

Duncan Jones, an acclaimed director in his own right, paid tribute to Roeg after his passing: “Just heard another great storyteller, the inimitable Nicolas Roeg left us today,” wrote Jones on social media. “What an incredible body of work he’s left us with! All my love to his family. Thank you for making so many brave choices, and giving this strange little lad in pyjamas an ongoing love of filmmaking.”