According to Entertainment Weekly, Luis Castro -- acting commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment -- was to present the honor at the final performance of "Lazarus," the musical Bowie co-wrote and co-produced which wrapped its extended Off-Broadway run on Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the announcement with Bowie lyrics.
The history-making British musician died at age 69 on Sunday, Jan. 10, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Iman, their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones, and his son Duncan Jones from his first marriage to Mary Angela Bowie (née Barnett).
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