David Bowie

Duncan Jones appreciates the fans who have paid tribute to his late father, musician and actor David Bowie. Jones tweeted out a note on Saturday (Jan. 23) thanking fans for their support and beautiful messages after Bowie's passing earlier this month.

Jones tweeted a sketch of three hands signaling the “thumbs-up” sign, as well as the message, “Hi all. Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts. I'll be easing my way back into Twitter."

Jones, a British director, hadn’t said much publicly about his dad’s passing up until this point, initially stating that he would be “offline for a while.” Bowie died of cancer Jan. 10 at the age of 69. It was a shock to many of his fans, as Bowie had kept his illness private.