Petition launched to create David Bowie Street in Berlin

Fans of David Bowie, who died Sunday, have launched a petition to have a street in Berlin named after the music legend.

Bowie lived in the city's Schoeneberg district in the 1970s in the German equivalent of "High Street."

"There are lots of High Streets in Berlin, but no David Bowie Street as yet," the online petition launched on the website on Tuesday reads.

Almost 1,300 people had signed it by Tuesday evening.

An official for the Tempelhof-Schoeneberg district administration, Daniel Krueger, said there was no reason why the street could not be renamed.

However, the law relating to Berlin street names states that a street can only be named after a person five years after his or her death, Krueger said.

He said it would be possible to mark Bowie's former residence sooner with a commemorative plaque.

Bowie recorded his album Heroes in Berlin. He died Sunday from cancer at the age of 69.

Berliners have been placing flowers, pictures and candles in front of the building he lived in.

Last update: Tue, 12/01/2016 - 23:35

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