'Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory': David Bowie's wife Iman posts her own tribute on the day her husband died
- Somalian-born model Iman was married to the star for nearly 24 years
- The couple, who married in Tuscany in 1992, had a 15-year-old daughter
- Model tweeted 'The struggle is real, but so is God', with the caption 'Rise'
- See more of the latest news on the untimely death of David Bowie
David Bowie's wife Iman Abdulmajid posted a moving message on social media on the day of her husband's death.
The 60-year-old supermodel shared an image on Twitter saying, 'The struggle is real, but so is God,' along with the caption 'Rise'.
Bowie, whose ground-breaking music inspired generations during a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday at the age of 69 after being diagnosed with cancer.
The Somali-born model was married to Bowie for nearly 24 years, and the couple had one daughter, 15-year-old Alexandria Zahra, known as Lexi.
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Still in love: The couple pose for a Tommy Hilfiger advertising campaign in 2003
Before his marriage to Iman, Bowie was married to Angie Barnett from 1970 to 1980, with their son Duncan, originally known as Zowie Bowie, born in 1971.
Duncan Jones is now a successful film director whose works include 2009's Moon and Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, from 2011.
Iman has not spoken directly about his death but posted a series of cryptic tweets at the weekend.
'I still fancy him after all these years': the Somalian model has yet to release a statement about her husband's death, but she has tweeted messages to her followers
One of the tweets posted by Iman included the message: 'Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.'
Another said: 'The struggle is real, but so is God,' along with the caption 'Rise'.
Bowie married the supermodel in a romantic ceremony in Tuscany on 24 April, 1992.
In 2013 Iman, 60, was interviewed by Naomi Campbell for Interview magazine and told her: 'We are very private so we decided from early on that we will keep the press and editors and everybody out of our house.'
The model posted poignant tweets before, and on the day of, her husband's death
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine in 2010, the supermodel said and her husband would never fight, and said she 'still fancied him after all these years'.
She said: 'David doesn't fight.
'He is English, so he just stays quiet. I'm the screamer.
'Then he always makes me laugh. It's like cabaret.
'I keep him entertained too. I still fancy him—totally!—after all these years.'
She said she loved all of her husband's songs, but her particular favourites were 'Heroes' and 'Suffragette City' - which she and her daughter would dance to.
Global super couple: Their rock-solid marriage was often regarded as one of the most stable in Hollywood
The model's Instagram page is filled with images of her husband, with several posted over the last few days, showing photographs of Bowie and the couple together.
In a 2014 interview, Iman told The Guardian: 'I fell in love with David Jones.
'I did not fall in love with David Bowie. Bowie is just a persona. He's a singer, an entertainer.
'David Jones is a man I met.'
She also said her husband was something of a 'homebody' who liked his own company.
She added: 'David is even more of a homebody than I am. At least I go to parties once in a while.
'I also think there is nothing that he hasn't seen. He's been to all the parties that there are.'
Power couple: Pictured shortly after their marriage at an event in New York in 1994
In the 2013 Interview article, Iman said the key to a happy marriage was 'to respect one another'.
She told Naomi Campbell: 'First I think you’ve got to feel hot for each other and respect each other.
'That’s where it starts. Also, we are very private so we decided from early on that we will keep the press and editors and everybody out of our house.
'So we totally understand the difference between the public and the private. And we have fun with each other.
'He’s very English in a way that he’s a gentleman.'
The key to a happy marriage: Supermodel Iman said the secret behind the pair's long and happy marriage was 'respect' and privacy. Here the couple are pictured in 2011
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