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David Bowie Dead: 'Celebrity Big Brother' Bosses Confirm Angie Bowie Will Be Informed Of His Death

11/01/2016 11:30 GMT | Updated 11/01/2016 14:59 GMT

UPDATE: Angie has opted to remain in the 'CBB' house. See the full story and statement from Channel 5 here.

Celebrity Big Brother’ producers have confirmed that David Bowie's ex-wife Angie, who is currently a housemate on the Channel 5 reality show, will be informed about his death.

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The legendary musician’s death was announced on Monday (11 January), following a secret 18-month battle with cancer, aged 69.

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David Bowie with ex-wife Angie

While contestants are usually subjected to having no contact with the outside world, Angie will be told of David’s passing away from the cameras in the house.

A spokesperson for the show said: “Following the very sad news of David Bowie's death this morning, we can confirm that Angie Bowie will be informed off camera today at the earliest opportunity.

“We will update further once this has taken place.”

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Angie is a contestant on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Angie - born Mary Angela Barnett - married David in March 1970, after meeting a year earlier through a mutual friend.

She inspired the songs ‘The Prettiest Star’, ‘Golden Years’ and ‘Cracked Actor’, with David revealing that they were written about her.

They later separated after nine years of marriage, and divorced in February 1980.

They had one child together - a son, Duncan Jones, who Angie no longer has contact with.

David later went on to marry model Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid in 1992, and they remained together until his death.

David Bowie (1947 ~ 2016)

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