On Monday the world received notice of the passing of musician and songwriter David Bowie from cancer. Fans and celebrities took to social media to share special moments, memories and photos of the celebrated musician.

Bowie’s wife and supermodel Iman shared a powerful message to her Instagram a day before the legendary singer’s death. 

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The picture reads:

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

On Sunday, Iman shared another message to her fans and followers just hours before David Bowie’s death was announced to the public.

The post reads:

“The struggle is real, but so is God.”

Iman and David Bowie have been married for 22 years and the couple was always seen together at many movie premiers, art openings, award shows and other events. The two frequently attended events together — appearing to genuinely enjoy each other’s company.

Metro looks back at David Bowie and Iman together through the years.