Angie Bowie Leaves 'Celebrity Big Brother' Amid Loss Of Legendary Ex David Bowie

Angie Bowie David Bowie Death Leaves Celebrity Big Brother
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Jan. 19 2016, Updated 1:51 p.m. ET

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After being sick for a few days on set, Angie Bowie opted to leave Celebrity Big Brother, the show reports.

As Radar previously reported, David Bowie's ex-wife was informed of the music legend's passing while on set of the reality program, where she had been filming as a contestant and isolated from any news of the outside world.

The "Loving the Alien" star's former bride, 66, reportedly broke down on camera after hearing the news, telling fellow contestants John Partridge and David Guest, "Stardust is gone."

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At first, Angie opted to stay on with the show's 10th season, telling executives of her plans to continue. But after falling ill for a few days this past week, the former actress and model decided to cut her time short.

According to PEOPLE magazine, Angie admitted that she hasn't "seen David for so many years," after hearing of his death, and therefore "can't make a big drama out of it."

"I just feel like an era has ended with his passing," she confessed. "I'm so very sad."

Angie was married to Bowie from 1970 to 1980.

As for her departure, the news will be officially addressed during tonight's live show at 9 p.m.

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