The ex-wife of late musician David Bowie has chosen to remain on the set of a reality show after hearing the news of his death at the age of 69.
Angie Bowie, who was married to the legendary artist for 11 years, is currently competing on the British version of reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
David’s death after an 18-month battle with cancer was announced on his social media accounts on Monday.
A Channel 5 spokesman said Angie, 66, was informed of David’s passing off camera and decided to stay on the show of her own accord.
“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,” a statement from the spokesman said.
“She has taken the decision to continue in the program.
“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.”
In Monday’s episode of the popular reality show, Angie spoke to the camera about David’s passing, describing it as “the end of an era”.
“I haven’t seen him in so many years I can’t make a big drama about it… but I feel an era has ended, it’s so very sad,” she said, breaking down in tears.
“The stardust has gone.”
Angie entered the Big Brother house last week and had initially been unaware of her former spouse’s death when the news broke due to the show’s ban on outside contact.
David and Angie divorced in 1980 and have been estranged ever since, with Angie admitting on the show that she hadn’t seen David since the split.
The pair have one son, Duncan Jones, born in 1971, together.