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Iman Super model loses mother two months after death of husband

The Somali-born model’s mom, Marian Abdulmajid, is dead.

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Two months after the death of her husband, David Bowie, super model Iman loses another family member.


The Somali-born model’s mom, Marian Abdulmajid, is dead.

She announced on Twitter Friday, April 1, 2016 “Saddened by the death of my mom Maryan Baadi. May Allah grant her the highest jennah #ripmaryanbadi,” wrote David Bowie's widow.

Iman, 60, has not specified the cause of her mother’s death. She also pleaded with the public to respect her family's privacy as they mourn.

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Iman, David Bowie, Mum & Dad



"I beg that you respect our family's privacy during our time of grief," she wrote.

According to Biography.com, Abdulmajid was a gynecologist and named her daughter Iman, which means “faith” in Arabic, to steel her against the trials she’d face growing up as a girl in Muslim East Africa.

David Bowie & Iman play

David Bowie & Iman



Iman's parents, both activists, fought for Somalia's independence in 1960, the model said in a 2014 Guardian interview.

Iman lost her husband, Bowie after a battle with liver cancer at the age of 69 in New York City at his Manhattan family home on 10 January.

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