Lady Gaga was just handed a huge challenge for the upcoming Grammy Awards: She's been tapped to perform an “experimental tribute” to the late David Bowie.
“We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” the show’s executive producer Ken Ehrlich tells Just Jared.
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"We immediately spoke and agreed that she should be the one to honor David. She’s perfect for it,” he adds.
David passed away on Jan. 11 after succumbing to cancer at age 69.
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"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," a statement on his official Facebook page read. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."
The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 15.
Our continued thoughts are with his loved ones.