When news broke on Monday morning of David Bowie’s death from cancer at the age of 69, the world united to remember the musical genius from Brixton and spoke of the inspirational legacy he had left behind.

This week The Avondhu spoke to one local man who spent a week aboard a sailing cruise ship with Bowie in 1988, while sailing through the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti.

Chris O’Donovan, known around Fermoy as ‘Kipper’, worked during this time as the senior sous chef aboard the Wind Song, a luxurious £100 million cruise ship …

Full report and pictures in this week’s print & digital edition