January 8 marks what would have been the 71st birthday of late singer David Bowie and his family is celebrating with tributes to him on social media.

His widow, supermodel Iman, was among the first to celebrate her husband with a few rare photos from his childhood on Instagram.

“1947-Forever #BowieForever,” she wrote alongside the photo of Bowie as a 10-month old toddler.

1947 – Forever #BowieForever

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Fans reacted to the rare photo of baby Bowie in the comments section and sent their love and “happy birthday” wishes to the singer.

“Happy Birthday Starman #forever ⚡️❤️,” one fan wrote.

Another added, “Love you, Iman. You and the family are always in my thoughts and prayers. Happy birthday David! Sending my love❤️❤️.”

Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones also shared a post in honor of his father’s birthday on Twitter.

“8th of Jan again. A strange feeling for me. I know how excited dad was to have a grandson on the way, & I made this card for his birthday having told him a month earlier he was going to be a grandad. Makes me smile at our shared goofy sense of humour. 🤓 Happy birthday dad!” he shared alongside a cartoon of three generations of men holding each other up that he designed himself.

Six months after his father’s death, Jones welcomed a son, Stenton David Jones on July 10, 2016. Jones and his wife, Rodene Ronquillo decided on the David in honor of Bowie and Stenton to pay tribute to Jones’ grandfather, Haywood Stenton Jones.

Bowie died on January 10, 2016 after a private battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

He is survived by his son, Jones, his daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, and his wife, fashion model Iman.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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