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David Bowie is honoured at Brit Awards with two gongs

BY PA reporter

David Bowie has won two gongs at the Brit Awards, just over a year since his death. He was named best British Male Solo Artist, while his final album Blackstar won Album of the Year.

Bowie, who died of cancer in January last year aged 69, is the first posthumous winner of those two awards and his son, Duncan Jones picked up the latter.

On an emotional night at the O2 Arena in London, former Wham! members Pepsi DeMacque, Andrew Ridgeley and Shirlie Holliman paid tribute to the late George Michael.

Emeli Sande was named best British Female Solo Artist and 1975 Best British Group, with Rag 'n' Bone Man the Best Breakthrough act while Robbie Williams was named Global Icon.

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