"The family of David Bowie is currently making arrangements for a private ceremony celebrating the memory of their beloved husband, father and friend," the post reads. "They ask once again that their privacy be respected at this most sensitive of times."
"We are overwhelmed by and grateful for the love and support shown throughout the world," the statement adds. "However, it is important to note that while the concerts and tributes planned for the coming weeks are all welcome, none are official memorials organized or endorsed by the family. Just as each and every one of us found something unique in David's music, we welcome everyone's celebration of his life as they see fit."
Bowie died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday, after an 18-month battle with cancer. His death was announced on his Facebook page, and later confirmed by a tweet posted by his son, filmmaker Duncan Jones.
"Very sorry and sad to say it's true," he wrote, accompanied with a black-and-white throwback photo of him and his dad. "I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."