By Alisha Jackson
Despite dropping his self-epitaph music video for the song “Lazarus”, the public had no idea that David Bowie was ill. And according to Starman’s inner circle member, Ricky Gervais, those close to him didn’t know either.
In a new interview with the BBC, Gervais revealed that he had been exchanging emails with David Bowie in the weeks leading up to his death, completely unaware of the musician’s grave state. “[His death] was a total surprise,” the actor said. “I was emailing him two weeks before, so he must have known. He kept it from everyone.”
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