Lynda acknowledged the similarity of her loss wih people losing loved ones from Covid (Picture: Rex)
Lynda Carter has shared that she’s still trying to come to terms with her late husband’s death, admitting that she still ‘cries three times a day’ as she copes with her grief.
The iconic Wonder Woman actress’s husband Robert A. Altman died in February 2021 at the age of 73, due to complications from a medical procedure.
The 70-year-old star appeared on The Tamron Hall Show on Monday to talk about her bereavement and also admitted that she took great comfort in hearing from previous guest Iman, widow of singer David Bowie.
Acknowledging the similarity between her experience and that of millions of people around the world, dealing with loss in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Carter said she wanted to ‘take the opportunity to talk about grief’.
She explained: ‘I feel that I need to pick myself up and dust myself off, and put one foot in front of the other and be as courageous as I can be, even when I don’t feel like it, to get past grief.
‘And I cry probably three times a day. In the morning and at various times when I think of him.’
Lynda Carter with husband Robert A. Altman in 2018 (Picture: Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix/Rex/Shutterstock)
Carter as Wonder Woman in the 1970s show that made her an icon (Picture: Warner Bros TV/DC Comics/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock)
‘And as I said,’ she added, ‘Iman gives me hope, that all these memories will be ones that don’t cause me to cry.’
Lynda and Altman, who was an attorney, tied the knot in 1984 and had tow children together: James, 33, and 31-year-old Jessica.
Iman’s husband David Bowie died of liver cancer in January 2016 at the age of 69, just two days after the release of his final studio album Blackstar, which was released on his birthday.
Having kept his illness private, his death blindsided his many fans.
Carter revealed that it was ‘so shocking’ to lose her ‘amazing human being’ of a husband, but shared that Iman ‘gives me hope for finding out who I am without him because there is no witness to my life without him.’
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In a recent intervew with People, Iman also revealed that she refuses to refer to Bowie as her late husband and vowed that she will never remarry.
Having told her daughter Lexi that she wouldn’t wed again, the model explained: ‘I still feel married. Someone a few years ago referred to David as my late husband and I said, “No, he’s not my late husband. He’s my husband.”‘
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