Angie Bowie, <em>Celebrity Big Brother</em> Angie Bowie, Celebrity Big Brother

Angie Bowie, who was married to late rock star David Bowie from 1970 to 1980, learned of his death while filming for the U.K. edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

"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," Channel 5 wrote in a statement. "She has taken the decision to continue in the programme. 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."

In a preview for an upcoming episode released on Monday, the former model cries while talking about learning of her ex-husband's death.

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"The stardust is gone," she says while being comforted by her co-stars.

Due to her participation on Big Brother, Angie was sequestered from the outside world, and learned of David Bowie's passing hours after the news broke.

Angie and David Bowie had been estranged for many years. They had one son together, film director Duncan Jones. She published a book, Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie, about their life together, in 1993.

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David Bowie was married to model Iman at the time of his death on Sunday.