CBB: Angie Bowie chooses to stay in house after learning about David's death

Published Monday, Jan 11 2016, 13:50 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Angie Bowie will stay in Celebrity Big Brother following the death of her ex-husband David Bowie yesterday.

The former model was inside the compound when Bowie's passing was announced this morning, meaning she only learned the tragic news when Big Brother called her to one side.

Pop singer David Bowie is seen off at the station by his wife Angie. (Photo by Smith/Express/Getty Images)
Angie as a CBB contestant

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A rep for Channel 5 has 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."

Bowie died in New York City surrounded by his friends and family on Sunday, 10 January. He had been battling cancer for the last 18 months but had not made his health problems public knowledge.

Angie, 66, met Bowie when she was 19 years old. They married in 1970 but divorced nine years later. The couple had one child together, film director Duncan Jones.

Bowie wrote the songs 'The Prettiest Star', 'Golden Years' and 'Cracked Actor' about Angie.

Angie has spoken frequently about David during her time in the CBB house, admitting recently they had not spoken in around 40 years. "He hates me," she said. "I go to great lengths to avoid him."

The legendary entertainer's death came just two days after he released his latest studio album Blackstar, which is tipped to top the music charts this week.

It features the track 'Lazarus' which many are now speculating was Bowie's epitaph as it features the opening lyrics "Look up here, I'm in heaven/ I've got scars that can't be seen."

Toni Viscounti, the long-time producer and friend of Bowie, has said: "He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry."



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