Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid’s has suffered a further tragedy, as her mother Maryan Abdulmajid has passed away just three months after the death of her husband.
David Bowie died three months ago, aged 69, shortly after releasing his final album ‘Black Star’ which charted his battle with cancer, he was cremated in Bali in-line with his Buddhist beliefs.
His wife Iman confirmed the news of her mother’s death in a Facebook post, in which she shared an image of her wedding to David:
Speaking to The Guardianabout her relationship with her mother back in 2014, she said: “My mother taught me this. She said: ‘If God says to you: “I will grant you any wish you want – what would you ask for?” And I went: ‘Er…’ And she said: ‘If you have to think about it, you’re not worth it!’ And I said: ‘Why?’ and she said: ‘Look. Ask for everything! Ask for everything!’
“My mother was an activist, so was my father. They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960. So I remember when I was five how busy our house was. People would come in the middle of the night, meetings after meetings, and protests and all that. I grew up in the midst of all of that. And she instilled that in me. The fact that nobody can take your self-worth unless you give your consent.
“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.”