Add Angie Bowie to the list of mourners for rock icon David Bowie, who died Sunday at age 69.
The “Ziggy Stardust” rocker’s ex-wife, currently a contestant on the British reality series “Celebrity Big Brother,” breaks down in tears after being informed of his death in a clip from the show.
“I haven’t seen him for so many years; I can’t make a big drama out of it,” Bowie, who was married to the musician from 1970 to 1980 and had a son, Duncan, with him, says in the clip.
Nonetheless, she breaks down into tears, declaring, “I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I’m so very sad.”
Channel 5, which carries “Celebrity Big Brother,” said in a statement that Bowie had been informed of her ex-husband’s death off-camera, but decided to remain on the series.
“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 program,” Tuesday’s statement read. “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 Sunday following an 18-month battle with cancer, and just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, “Blackstar.”