Thursday 29 September 2016

David Bowie's widow Iman breaks silence with touching note: 'Love and Gratitude'

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Published 07/02/2016 | 07:45

David Bowie and Iman (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
David Bowie and Iman (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
David Bowie and Iman. Photo: Reuters
David Bowie with his widow Iman
Rock music superstar David Bowie (R) and his wife, supermodel Iman smile as they pose for photos after Bowie received a star on the world famous Walk of Fame 12 February in Hollywood, CA. Bowie, whose changing persona has marked him as one of rock music's most dynamic performers over the last three decades, recently released his latest album "Earthlings." (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)
Rock star David Bowie and wife Iman arrive at the "Q" music awards at the Park Lane Hotel in this November 7, 1995 file photo. Singer Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, his official Twitter account announced on January 11, 2016

Late singer David Bowie's grieving widow Iman addressed the public through social media for the first time in weeks yesterday.

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The Ziggy Stardust musician passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69 in New York City at his Manhattan family home on January 10 and he was cremated two days after his demise.

In the wake of Bowie's death, supermodel Iman has been out of the public eye, but she shared some encouraging words with fans over the weekend, writing on her Instagram account: "Love & Gratitude".

Iman, 60, seems to feel comfortable communicating via Instagram as she recovers from Bowie's death. Days after he died she published a meme onto the picture-sharing website which reads, "The struggle is real, but so is God", with a caption attached to the image stating, "Rise #imandaily".

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Iman made her first public appearance since the rocker's death on Tuesday and the runway icon seemed somber while taking her dog for a walk around the city's SoHo neighbourhood near the apartment she and Bowie resided in together with their daughter Alexandria 'Lexi'.

The couple was married for almost 24 years and the rocker left more than $100 million (€89.61m) to his wife in his will.

The former catwalk superstar is "holding up" following her husband's death, according to longtime friend Bethann Hardison, who recently told People.com, "He's a great loss, not just a loss as an artist, but as a human."

A Bowie tribute, led by Lady Gaga, is being planned for the Grammy Awards on 15 February.

David Bowie and Iman. Photo: Reuters
David Bowie and Iman. Photo: Reuters
Rock music superstar David Bowie (R) and his wife, supermodel Iman smile as they pose for photos after Bowie received a star on the world famous Walk of Fame 12 February in Hollywood, CA. Bowie, whose changing persona has marked him as one of rock music's most dynamic performers over the last three decades, recently released his latest album
Rock music superstar David Bowie (R) and his wife, supermodel Iman smile as they pose for photos after Bowie received a star on the world famous Walk of Fame 12 February in Hollywood, CA. Bowie, whose changing persona has marked him as one of rock music's most dynamic performers over the last three decades, recently released his latest album "Earthlings." (Photo credit should read VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images)

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