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Bowie's Ex-Wife Angie Bowie to Continue With Reality TV Show 'Big Brother

The show's publicists said Monday that she had been told of Bowie's death by her representatives off-camera and "has taken the decision to continue in the program."

David Bowie is seen off at the train station on July 9, 1973 by then-wife Angie. (Photo by Smith/Express/Getty Images)

Producers of reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother" says David Bowie's ex-wife Angie has decided to remain on the program despite his death.

Bowie, whose eclectic work spanned genres and influenced generations of musicians and artists, died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie's death at age 69 came two days after the release of a new album on his birthday, and has sparked an outpouring of tributes.

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

Angie Bowie is appearing on the British show, whose contestants must live together in a house, cut off from the outside world and be filmed by ever-present cameras.

The show's publicists said Monday that she had been told of Bowie's death by her representatives 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."

Bowie and Mary Angela Barnett married in 1970 and divorced in 1980. They have one son, the filmmaker Duncan Jones.

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