Fans around the nation are mourning the loss of David Bowie, and they're also sparing many thoughts for the family he left behind. The singer's wife Iman, their daughter Alexandria and his son Duncan have been receiving messages of support from the celebrity world, with stars expressing their condolences.
Madonna, whose first concert she ever saw in Detroit was David Bowie's, shared a throwback photo of herself and Iman on Twitter. "With the beautiful Iman," she wrote. "David Bowie's stunning and gracious wife raising money for Aids back in the day!"
The Like A Virgin singer also posted another photo with David himself, writing: "So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you so!"
With the beautiful Iman. David Bowie's stunning and gracious wife raising money for Aids back in the day! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aZM9QRlEwY— Madonna (@Madonna) January 12, 2016
Iman is mourning the loss of her husband David Bowie, who died on Sunday
Alicia Keys, who had the honour of sharing the stage with the late artist, posted a photo of the pair performing. "Sending prayers and love to my beautiful friend IMAN and her family on this day!" wrote Alicia.
Zoe Saldana uploaded a touching photo of David and Iman. "We are with you and your family. Your union was an inspiration to us all," she wrote, following a quote by Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran.
Cyndi Lauper, who is set to perform at David's memorial concert in New York in March, tweeted to Iman: "I'm so sorry for your loss. Xx."
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. ~ Khalil Gibran. @the_real_iman We are with you and your family. Your union was an inspiration to us all.
The couple were married for nearly 24 years
Boy George wrote on Twitter, "I'm thinking of you and your family today. Love & light" while Golden Globe winner Taraji Henson tweeted that she was praying for Iman's "peace and strength".
Alongside a snap of the couple, who were married for nearly 24 years, Coco Rocha posted: "The world lost an amazing artist but my thoughts are with Iman who lost a husband and best friend."
Sending prayers and love to my beautiful friend IMAN and her family on this day! Through all his alter ego's, David Bowie was one singular thing - a true Artist. He graciously performed 3 songs at Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball in 2006 and I have never seen an audience so enraptured. Thank you for all the inspiration! Especially the message to all of us to be completely who you are! "There's a Starman waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our mind". - Starman, David Bowie
Alicia Keys was one of the stars who sent her condolences to Iman and her family
In her latest Instagram posts, Iman seemed to know that the end was near for her beloved husband. While David's millions of fans were not aware of his deteriorating health, Iman and her family knew that the singer was struggling in his battle with cancer.
The Somali supermodel shared a number of photographs of her husband in the days leading up to his death – ranging from his Ziggy Stardust days to a snapshot of David on stage in the Eighties with Tina Turner.
On the day of her husband's death, Iman posted a photo that read: "The struggle is real, but so is God." She poignantly captioned it "Rise".