David Bowie's dog shares his most distinguishing feature

by Gemma Strong

David Bowie's dog shares his most distinguishing feature

When the glam makeup and fanciful costumes were stripped away, David Bowie had one distinguishing feature: two different coloured eyes. After the late singer's wife Iman was photographed for the first time since his death walking the couple's dog Max, it was revealed that the sweet pooch also has mismatched eyes.

David's right pupil became permanently dilated at the age of 15 when his friend George Underwood punched him in a fight over a girl. It was thought for years that the star had heterochromia – a condition whereby a person's eyes are naturally different in colour.

iman- David Bowie's dog has mismatched eyes – just like his late owner.

However, David later confirmed that the unusual appearance of his eyes was down to anisocoria, which can create the illusion of different coloured eyes because the pupil does not respond to changes in light. It is much more common in animals, and it seems that David's pet shared the same condition.

Despite leaving his friend with a permanent disfigurement, George revealed that the superstar actually thanked him for giving him such a distinctive look. "He later told me I did him a favour," he said.

david-bowie- David's right pupil became permanently dilated during a fight.

David died on Jan. 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his critically acclaimed 25th album, Blackstar. He left behind his wife, Iman, their 15-year-old daughter, Lexi, and his son Duncan Jones, 44, from his first marriage.

Iman has been grieving in private following the death of her husband. The couple were married for 23 years, and were devoted to each other. Speaking in an interview in 1995, David was asked what his greatest achievement had been, "Marrying my wife," he replied.

"But as a musician?" the interviewer asked. "Nothing else matters," said David.

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