WATCH: Bowie’s Son Gives Heartbreaking Speech After Accepting His BRIT Award

As we’re all likely aware of right now (it would’ve been near impossible to miss), the musical icon and complete legend that is David Bowie tragically passed away in 2016. 
The BRIT Awards are on as we speak, and Bowie is absolutely cleaning up with posthumous awards for ‘Blackstar‘. 
His son Duncan Jones, who is a well-known film director in his own right, attended the ceremony to receive the awards on behalf of his dad, and delivered a succinct, gorgeous, wonderful, heartbreaking speech. It was legitimately beautiful, and so apt.
When accepting his dad’s award for ‘Best British Album‘, Jones told the crowd this:
“I lost my dad last year, but I also became a dad, and I was spending a lot of time after getting over the shock of trying to work out what would I want my son to know about his granddad.

And I think, it would be the same thing that most of my dad’s fans have taken over the last 50 years: he’s always been there supporting people who think they’re a little bit weird, or a little bit strange, a little bit different. And he’s always been there for them.

This award is for all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks.”

And hey, just in case you hadn’t gotten teary enough: ‘Kooks’ is the name of a song that Bowie wrote for his son when Duncan was born. 
Our hearts are both broken, and also completely full of love at the same time? It’s a strange feeling. 

Photo: BRIT Awards Live Feed.