David Bowie‘s 1st wife, and the mother of his child, Angie Barnett, learned of her husband’s passing while holdup in the UK Celebrity Big Brother house.

Despite show producers giving her an escape hatch, Barnett, chose to stay locked up in the ‘Big Brother’ house on the heels of learning of the singer’s death.


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Angie Barnett just happens to be on “Celebrity Big Brother” in the UK right now. Producers say they told her about Bowie’s passing, but she has “taken the decision to continue in the program” … even though they’ve given her the option to bow out. h/t tmz

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Angela Bowie, is a former model and actress. The couple got married in 1970 and stayed together for 10 years.

The Rolling Stones‘ smash hit song, “Angie,” is rumored to be written about Barnett.