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David Bowie's wife of 24 yearsIman, has posted her first message, specifically for their fans, since the rock legend's death.

Bowie, one of the most popular and respected music artists in the world, died at age 69 on Jan. 10 after battling cancer for a year and a half. Scores of fans, including fellow celebs, mourned his loss, posting moving tributes to the singer after his death, which was announced on social media and which many initially thought was a cruel hoax.

"'Love and Gratitude,' Iman," his widow wrote on Instagram Saturday.

A source had told E! News earlier this week Iman is "very touched by all the support from friends, family and fans."

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In addition to Iman, Bowie is survived by the couple's daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, 15, and the singer's son, Duncan Jones, 44.

Iman was recently spotted in public for the first time since Bowie's death, walking her dog in New York City. The source said she is "doing well" and "has been spending lots of time with her daughter and is keeping busy."

A day before Bowie died, Iman posted a quote by French author Georges Duhamel, which translates to, "Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory."

Rise #imandaily

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On the day the singer passed away, hours before his death was announced, she shared another viral quote—"The struggle is real but so is God."

Rise #imandaily

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Also before Bowie's death, Iman reposted an Instagram post actress Zoe Saldana had shared of Bowie, which contained a photo of the rock legend and a quote he gave at his 50th birthday concert celebration at Madison Square Garden in 1997.

#Repost @zoesaldana with @repostapp. ??? #DavidBowie #Birthday

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"I don't know where I'm going from here," he had told the crowd. "But I promise it won't be boring."