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Iman 'saddened' as mother passes away 2 months after David Bowie's death

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David Bowie's widow Iman is mourning another sad loss after her mother Maryan Abdulmajid passed away. A source confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday night, less than three months after David lost his 18-month cancer battle.

The model confirmed the news in a tweet on Friday, sharing a photo of herself and David alongside her parents on their wedding day. "Saddened by the death of my mom Maryan Baadi," Iman tweeted. "May Allah grant her the highest jennah #ripmaryanbaadi."

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The 60-year-old is close to her parents and had previously spoken about how much they inspired her, revealing the values her mother had instilled in her when she was growing up.

"The fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent," Iman explained to The Guardian in 2014. "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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Iman's mother Marian has passed away

The loss follows a difficult few months for Iman, who has been keeping a low profile since the death of her husband David Bowie in January. While she has remained out of the public eye, Iman has continued to post a number of inspiring and motivational quotes on Instagram, including a recent message which said: "Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient."


She has also expressed her gratitude at the love and support herself and the rest of David's loved ones have received in the weeks since his death.

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The model is still mourning the loss of her husband David Bowie

Fans around the world continue to pay tribute to the Ziggy Stardust singer, and on Thursday a sold out concert took place in New York, where artists including Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper performed some of his greatest hits.

Plans are also underway to develop a more permanent tribute to David in his hometown of Brixton. A mural of David's Ziggy Stardust alter ego will be listed and there are even talks to rename the street it is on after the late musician.