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Angie Bowie, David Bowie

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Angie Bowie is currently participating in Celebrity Big Brother with no connection to the outside world. Thus, she wasn't informed of her ex-husband, David Bowie's death until hours after the news went public.

Despite the circumstances, Angie—who was married to David from 1970-1980—has decided to remain in the house.

"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," Channel 5 said in a statement. "She has taken the decision to continue in the programme."

The statement continued, "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."

The current series of Celebrity Big Brother began last week and will continue through February.

David Bowie

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Meanwhile, news of David's death was announced on Sunday evening. The famous singer passed away after battling cancer at the age of 69.  

A statement on his Facebook page read: " David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

Bowie is survived by two children, Duncan Jones and Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones, as well as his current wife Iman, whom he married on Apr. 24, 1992.