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Supermodel and cosmetics industry titan, Iman, is relying on her faith in the face of her family’s most recent challenge. On Sunday, her husband, musical legend, songwriter, and actor David Bowie died. Word of his death was posted on the artist’s official social media accounts and confirmed by his representative. Bowie died just, two days after his 69th birthday. A posting on his Facebook page says he was surrounded by his family when he died after an 18-month battle with cancer. He’s survived by his children, film director Duncan Jones, 15-year-old daughter “Lexi,” and his second wife, Iman (seen with him in the photo). The family, through their representative, has requested privacy, but Iman has let her fans know she is leaning on her faith as noted by her Twitter post above.

More about Bowie: Always a master of reinvention, Bowie released his first hit, Space Oddity, in the summer of 1969. Three years later, he recreated himself for the glam rock era as Ziggy Stardust with the hit single Starman.  In 1975, he re-emerged as “David Bowie” with his first major U.S. hit, Fame and the successful Young Americans album. Bowie’s penchant for successful reinventions of himself and musical innovations continued through the release of Blackstar, his 25th studio album, in which he invited major jazz musicians to join him for this phase of his musical life. Blackstar was just released on Friday, January 8, his birthday.

Bowie and Iman were also noted philanthropists supporting various charities to make the world a better place ranging from HIV/AIDS, health issues of mothers and children, safety and well-being of women and girls, nutrition, and increasing humanitarian efforts to remove mines from war-torn areas around the globe.

Bowie enjoyed a five decade-long career in the music industry working with diverse talent.

Check out Bowie and some of his iconic hits:

Let’s Dance

Heroes

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