David Bowie’s Wife Iman Mourns the Death of Her Mother Just Two Months After Bowie’s Passing: Read Her Tweet

Iman is mourning the death of her mother
Iman is mourning the death of her mother Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Too many losses. David Bowie's model wife, Iman, is mourning another sad loss after her mother, Marian Abdulmajid, passed away. The supermodel, 60, tweeted about her parent's death on Friday, April 1. 

"Saddened by the death of my mom Maryan Baadi," she wrote, alongside a family photo with her parents on her wedding day. Also pictured in the throwback snap was her late husband. "May Allah grant her the highest jennah #ripmaryanbadi."

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Entertainment Tonight reported that Iman's mother passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer, less than three months after the model lost her husband to cancer on January 10.

The supermodel has kept a low profile since her husband's tragic death. She was spotted out and about in New York City, walking her dog while wearing black, back in February. Later that month she shared an inspirational message via Instagram, quoting writer Rune Lazuli: "Each tear is a poet, a healer, a teacher,” she wrote.

Iman has spoken previously about how proud she was of her parents' involvement in the Somali independence movement, and what a big impact her mom had on her life.

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"My mother was an activist, so was my father. They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960," she told Britain's The Guardian newspaper in 2014.

"So I remember when I was 5 how busy our house was. People would come in the middle of the night, meetings after meetings, and protests and all that. I grew up in the midst of all of that. And she instilled that in me. The fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent," she added.

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"She always said to me that there is nothing that the boys can do — because I had two brothers — that you can't do, if not better."

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