David Bowie’s new wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds London


LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Red hair, a striped jumpsuit and eye-catching make-up, a new wax figure of late rock star David Bowie as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London on Thursday, completing a music – thematic line-up at the museum.

Using measurements and images from a 1983 seance, Madame Tussauds said it worked with Bowie’s estate to create the figure, the second to be made in the likeness of the singer at the museum.

The British singer-songwriter died of cancer in 2016, aged 69.

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Studios artist Caryn Mitman works on a new waxwork representation of David Bowie ahead of the opening of a new redesigned music festival area of ​​contemporary and historically famous singers and musicians at Madame Tussauds, London, Britain , March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust transcends generations and musical genres,” Tim Waters, general manager of Madame Tussauds London, said in a statement.

“We were honored to work with his estate in what would have been his 75th year and to play our small part in preserving his inimitable legacy for generations to come.”

The new figure sits in the revamped Music Festival area of ​​the museum, which also features replicas of Beyoncé, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Ed Sheeran.

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Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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