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Angie Bowie kept in dark of ex-husband David Bowie's death

Floral tributes are left beneath a mural of British singer David Bowie, painted by Australian street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, following the announcement of Bowie's death, in Brixton, south London, on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style. AFP

The ex-wife of David Bowie, Angie, will remain on British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother' following the death of the music legend, producers said Monday.

Angie Bowie was not aware of the 69-year-old's death Sunday until she was told by her representatives, because contestants in the show live in a house which is cut off from contact with the outside world.

Candles and other mementos are pictured at the star of British rock star David Bowie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, January 11, 2016. Reuters

"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," said a spokesman for 'Celebrity Big Brother', a Channel 5 show.

"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.

Fan Sonia Wike weeps by the star of British rock star David Bowie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, January 11, 2016. Reuters

"Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed."

The next episode of the show is due to be screened on Monday night.

A fan of David Bowie joins other revellers to celebrate the life of the musician and singer, after the announcement of his death at Brixton in London, January 11, 2016. Reuters

Angie Bowie, who is 66, was married to David Bowie for 10 years until their divorce in 1980, and the two have a son together, film director Duncan Jones.

She has previously told fellow contestants on the show that she had not seen her ex-husband for 40 years, adding: "I go to great lengths to avoid him." 

Fans stand by a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, Britain, January 11, 2016. Reuters

Fans stand by floral tributes at a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, Britain January 11, 2016. Reuters

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