Angela Bowie to Remain on "Celebrity Big Brother" Despite David Bowie's Death

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Angela Bowie, the ex-wife of the late David Bowie, is a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, leaving many wondering--in light of David Bowie's passing from cancer on Sunday--if she would remain on the show.

Producers for the show say Angela Bowie plans to stay put.

Contestants on the British show live together in a house, and are cut off from the outside world. Publicists for the show say Angela Bowie was informed of David Bowie's death by her reps, off-camera, and "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," the show said in a statement. "Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed."

Angela Bowie--nee Mary Angela Barnett--married David Bowie in 1970, divorcing ten years later. They had one son together, producer Duncan Jones.

It's uncertain what--if anything--Angela Bowie knew of David Bowie's illness. The world is in shock at his untimely passing.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.