David Bowie died at age 69 on January 10, 2016

By Eric Todisco
January 10, 2021 06:15 PM
David Bowie, Iman

Iman is paying tribute to her late husband David Bowie on what would have been the rock icon's 74th birthday.

Over the weekend, the 65-year-old star shared several posts on Instagram in honor of Bowie, whom she was married to from 1992 until he died of liver cancer in 2016.

On Saturday, Iman, who shares 20-year-old daughter Lexi Jones with Bowie, shared an old photo of Bowie kissing her on the forehead while the pair were under a Prada umbrella. "Forehead kisses are kisses meant for the soul. #EternalLove #BowieForever," she captioned the post.

And on Sunday — the fifth anniversary of Bowie's death — she shared a photo of a drawing, which she signed and dated. "January 10th #IMANart #EternalEmbrace #EternalLove #BowieForever," Iman wrote.

Naomi Campbell also shared a throwback photo to pay tribute to Bowie.

"DAVID BOWIE FOREVER: papa and I playing gooseberries with Queen @the_real_iman !! Cherish all the Beautiful moments with you both RIP♥️🕊🙏🏾 #KING #LEGEND#BRIXTONBOY #SOUTHLONDON 🇬🇧," she wrote.

Iman recently reflected on her romance with Bowie in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, in which she said she'll "never" get married again.

"David is in our hearts and minds on a daily basis, for all of us," she told the outlet. "You know, this was my true love. My daughter once asked me if I would ever marry again and I said, "never".'

Iman continued: "He's hiding in plain sight. His fans are still around, his music is still relevant. And on the day of his passing, I went on a hike and a bluebird flew in front of me. A bluebird, above all things!"

Iman and David Bowie
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The supermodel also said her relationship with the "Heroes" singer "was a really everyday marriage."

"He was a very funny, warm gentleman – you know, everyone talks about him being futuristic, but no, he was not, he liked more than anything to wear a three-piece suit," Iman said of Bowie. "It was a beautiful, ordinary life and that was what was great about it. We could live in New York, pick up our daughter from school, walk everywhere... You know, I wish we had had more years."

Last year, on the fourth anniversary of his death, Iman shared a touching message looking back at her favorite moments with Bowie. "Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks," she wrote at the time.

Iman also shared a photo of a painting in her husband's honor. The artwork, which the model captioned as "Bluebird, January 10th," featured a bird flying over the ocean with a sunrise in the background.