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David Bowie to be honoured at Brit Awards

By Helen Pye

David Bowie will be honoured with a tribute at next month's Brit Awards.

Brits chairman Max Lousada said the "extraordinary life and work" of the "visionary and ground-breaking" three-time award winner would be celebrated at London's O2 on February 24.

Bowie, who died of cancer on Sunday, was named Best British Male twice - in 1984 and 2014 - and received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music award in 1996.

His 2014 win made him the oldest recipient of a Brit in its history - he sent Kate Moss in an original Ziggy Stardust outfit to accept it for him.

Bowie's death will also be marked by a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on March 31. The news comes as sales of his latest album doubled overnight and six more of his old albums re-entered the album charts Top 40.

Blackstar looks certain to stay at number one on Friday with 90,000 combined sales since its release on January 8 - Bowie's 69th birthday.

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