Under Pressure: David Bowie’s last words to friend Gary Oldman show music superstar struggled with technology as much as the rest of us
Gary Oldman has revealed the last words his lost friend music superstar David Bowie said to him before his death.
Bowie’s last statement to Oldman was: “F*** off.”
Fortunately, the rant wasn’t directed at the actor, but at the struggles Bowie faced with technology.
The two would talk on Skype on Sundays before Bowie died of liver cancer in 2016.
But in their last chat, Bowie became frustrated after finding it difficult to end the call.
Oldman said the last thing his friend said to him was ‘really, so great, David’ when he spoke to The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS.
Gary Oldman has revealed the last words his lost friend music superstar David Bowie (pictured) said to him before he died
Bowie’s last statement to Oldman (pictured) was: ‘F*** off’
He said as Bowie clicked the button to disconnect, the singer said ‘okay, talk to you next week’.
He then said ‘go away, go away’ before pressing the hang up button and saying ‘f*** off’.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Oldman praised his late friend for handling his illness with ‘such dignity and grace and humour’.
He said Bowie began the email telling him about his cancer diagnosis: ‘I’ve got good news, I’ve got bad news.’
The bad news was that he had ‘the big C’.
But Oldman said Bowie told him the good news was ‘I’ve got my cheekbones back’.