Howard Donald of music band Take That has named his son Bowie Taylan Donald in an apparent tribute to the recently deceased music icon David Bowie.

Announcing the birth of his first child with wife Katie Halil, Donald posted on Twitter: "Bowie Taylan Donald came into this world on Tues 12th Jan. Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is wonderful, he is divine."

This is the singer's first son; he has two daughters — Grace and Lola — from previous relationships.

David Bowie died on 10 January following an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His body was cremated in New York without family or friends in attendance. However, a private memorial will be held by close relations.

Various tribute concerts are being held in honour of Bowie and his contribution to the world of music and pop culture.