David Bowie‘s first wife Angie Bowie, who is currently living in the Celebrity Big Brother house, has now been informed of her former husband’s death.
The sad news was broken to Angie Bowie off camera earlier today, a representative for the Channel 5 reality show confirmed, and she has decided to remain on the show.
The Channel 5 representative said: “Following the very sad news of David Bowie’s death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives. She has taken the decision to continue in the programme.
“The decision to remain in the house is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind. Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed.”
Angie Bowie was married to David Bowie from 1970 to 1980, and is the mother of his son Duncan Jones, one of two children the iconic musician leaves behind. David Bowie is also survived by his second wife, model Iman, whom he married in 1992, and their daughter Alexandria, who was born in 2000.
Angie Bowie entered the Celebrity Big Brother house last Tuesday (January 4), and discussed the impact of her divorce from David Bowie on an episode that aired on Channel 5 two days later. “I got a really bad broken heart when we split up, ’cause I didn’t have a job. My job was managing David and I had no job, I was off loaded and I couldn’t work with anyone else as a manager. That’s the reason why I was heartbroken,” she told fellow housemates.