The 76-year-old singer and winner of 18 Grammy awards is seriously ill and surrounded by her friends and family in her home town Detroit, media report and family sources say.
No inquest will be held after a detailed post-mortem concluded that the singer died of heart disease.
Bowie, who died in January 2016, is the first person to win a posthumous award in Brits history.
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Michael's death was unexplained — but not suspicious, British police say.
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