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Angie Bowie Quits ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ One Week After Ex-Husband David Bowie’s Death

Angie Bowie
ngie Bowie enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 5, 2016 in Borehamwood, England.Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Angie Bowie has quit Celebrity Big Brother, Us Weekly can confirm. The news comes just one week after the death of her ex-husband, David Bowie.

“After being unwell for a few days, Angie Bowie has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House,” a rep for the show tells Us in a statement. “Her exit will be addressed in tonight’s live show on Channel 5 at 9pm (GMT).”

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As previously reported, the iconic musician died at the age of 69 on Sunday, January 10, after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. Angie, 66, decided to stay on the reality show as a contestant after producers informed her of his death.

“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,” a rep told Us at the time. “Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed.”

The “Space Oddity” singer and the former model — parents to son Duncan, now 44 — split in 1980 after 10 years of marriage. Angie broke down in tears about the legendary artist’s death on January 11. “I haven’t seen him in so many years,” she said in Celebrity Big Brother’s confessional. “I can’t make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I’m so very sad.”

David Bowie and Angie Bowie
David Bowie and Angie Bowie in 1973 Smith/Express/Getty Images

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She also opened up about Duncan, and how she gave up custody when he was 9 years old. “I didn’t not want custody. It was just I was never going to take him away from his father because they were tight as can be. It was just one of those things,” she explained. “[It’s been] 30. . . 28 years, it’s been a long time. [Duncan’s] a grown man. It’s different now. He decided he didn’t want to see me and that was that, no problem.”

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