Jarvis Cocker
Written by palliative care doctor Mark Taubert...

Jarvis Cocker read a letter to David Bowie during a recent Letters Live event.

The regular event features letters of note, read aloud by musicians, actors, actresses and more.

Jarvis Cocker took part in the latest instalment of Letters Live, and read a letter written by palliative care doctor Mark Taubert.

The letter focusses on the final weeks of Bowie's life, the release of 'Blackstar', and his death. The letter reads:

"Many people I talk to as part of my job think that death predominantly happens in hospitals, in very clinical settings, but I presume you chose home and planned this in some detail. This is one of our aims in palliative care, and your ability to achieve this may mean that others will see it as an option they would like fulfilled."

"The photos that emerged of you some days after your death were said to be from the last weeks of your life. I do not know whether this is correct, but I am certain that many of us would like to carry off a sharp suit in the same way that you did in those photos. You looked great, as always, and it seemed in direct defiance of all the scary monsters that the last weeks of life can be associated with."

Watch Jarvis Cocker read the letter below.

Tickets for the next Letters Live go on sale tomorrow (July 22nd).

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