Gone but never forgotten. Nearly three years after singer David Bowie died from liver cancer at age 69 on Jan. 10 2016, his beloved widow, Iman, is remembering and paying tribute to her late husband on what would have been his 72nd birthday. The model, 63, took to Instagram on Monday, Jan 7 — one day before David’s birthday on Jan. 8 — to profess that her love’s memory still lives on despite his passing.
“#BowieForever,” Iman wrote via Instagram next to a photo of the late star sweetly planting a kiss on her cheek. “Happy Birthday to your soulmate!!!” one fan commented on the pic with another writing, “Two iconic souls with a LOVE that will burn forevermore.”
On David’s birthday, Iman then shared one of her daily quotes online, but this time, it was dedicated to the music icon. “My memory loves you. It asks about you all the time,” she wrote. One of Iman’s followers responded back to her heartwarming quote and said, “He is with you always, Iman. He lives on. Forever and ever. Stay strong. We love you!”
Still feeling the overwhelming pain of David’s death, Iman told PorterEdit in a previous interview that she “will never remarry” because she will always love her late spouse. “I mentioned my husband the other day with someone, and they said to me: ‘You mean your late husband?’ I said, ‘No, he is always going to be my husband,'” she recalled.
Iman admitted that even though her love for David is still strong, she can’t help but feel “very lonely” at times. “But do I want a relationship?” she asked herself. “I can’t say never, but no, not now.”
“People take pictures of me in the street, and say, ‘I am so sorry for your loss.’ I’m like, ‘Don’t touch me,’” she remarked about taking a long time to grieve David’s death. “You just took pictures of me, how can you be sorry? I get the fans’ grief, but it’s not the same. They have lost someone they look up to; we have lost a husband and a father. And sometimes, I don’t want people to know how sad I am. People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong.’ I’m not strong — I am just trying to keep it together.”