New David Bowie waxwork to mark the late singer’s 75th birthday at Madame Tussauds

David Bowie is to be immortalized in a new wax work, Madame Tussauds has announced on the late composer’s 75th birthday.

T will be the influential singer-songwriter’s second model of a London tourist attraction. was first unveiled in 1983 during the height of their Let’s Dance period.

On Saturday, Madame Tussauds also released unseen images from Bowie’s original meeting with the cast.

Madame Tussauds said that she called on the museum’s artists in June 1983 to provide hundreds of precise measurements and references to hair and skin color.

Photos from the sitting show Bowie wearing a white button-down shirt and pinstripe trousers as the artist measure the structure of his face and replicate the mismatched colors of his eyes.

These measurements and details will help inform the new figure, which is to be unveiled in March.


Madame Tussauds London today released never-before-seen images of David Bowie sitting with his cast of 1983 portraits. The images shared on what would have been his 75th birthday are accompanied by the announcement that the symbol of sound and sight is to receive a second figure in the world-famous attraction, which will be revealed later this year.

Tim Waters, general manager of Madame Tussauds London, said: “David Bowie is one of the greats of music.

“In what would have been his 75th birthday, the most fitting tribute to Madame Tussauds London to pay our old friend is the creation of a new figure.

“His music inspired people and, for many, changed the way he saw himself, and we hope that remembering him here will ensure that it continues to do so for centuries to come.

“We felt privileged to have worked with him in the ’80s and are truly honored to be working with his wealth now to continue the legacy of this outstanding music career.”

One of the most influential and revered musicians of the 20th century, Bowie died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

Celebrations of his 75th birthday include a pop-up shop opened at 14 Hayden Street in London in October, which has been featured on the front of Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spider from Mars.

There is also a sister shop running at 150 Wooster Street in Bowie’s adopted hometown of New York, where he lived his final years and produced his final album, Blackstar.

Both the shops opened 75 days before the singer’s 75th birthday and will remain open till the end of January.

Earlier this week, Warner Chapel Music acquired the publishing rights to Bowie’s back catalog in a deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

The deal included songs from 26 studio albums released during the British artist’s lifetime, as well as the posthumously released albums Toy and his two albums with the band Tin Machine.