The American former model, 66, has been appearing on the Channel 5 reality show since last Tuesday and has been making headlines with her claims about her failed marriage to the legendary singer.
Following the passing of the 69-year-old star on Sunday, the TV show’s bosses have confirmed they will be informing Angie of the news away from the cameras.
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Unaware: Angie Bowie on Sunday night’s episode of Celebrity Big Brother before the death of her ex-husband was announced
A Channel 5 spokesperson told the MailOnline: ‘Following the very sad news of David Bowie’s death this morning, we can confirm that Angie Bowie will be informed off camera today at the earliest opportunity. We will update further once this has taken place.’
The sad turn of events have prompted viewers to speculate if Angie will end up leaving the CBB house.
David’s death would make many of Angie’s recent stories about their relationship inappropriate as she hasn’t held back with her negative opinion of her ex-husband on the show.
Earlier on Monday, viewers of the show took to Twitter to wonder if Channel 5 bosses would tell Angie the sad news.
The way they were: Angie and her late ex-husband David Bowie in London in 1974
One Twitter user Jordon Lee wrote: ‘I hope Channel 5 tell Angie Bowie off camera and don’t use someone’s death for ratings.’
While another, brainyant tweeted: ‘Angie Bowie will be waking up to some very bad news this morning. #DavidBowie #CBB2016.’
Describing their divorce in an episode of the reality show last week, Angie admitted she hadn’t seen David for around 40 years.
She said: ‘I go to great lengths to avoid him.
Passing of a legend: The 69-year-old died on Sunday following an 18 month battle with cancer
‘Did you think I was going to be polite, to be nice, so that people like me? No. It was terrible when we broke up, it was awful.’
Pop legend David’s death on Sunday following an 18 month battle with cancer was announced on his official Facebook page on Monday morning.
A spokesman for the singer said this morning: ‘David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
Lots of questions: Fans would be wondering if Angie Bowie would be told, or even leave the Celebrity Big Brother house following the news
‘While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.’
Angie and David were married from 1970 and 1980, which produced a son Zowie, who later changed his name to Duncan.
Duncan, an award-winning film-maker and screenwriter, has been estranged from his mother since he was 13.
Last week, Angie told CBB housemate David Gest that her son ‘hates me’, while accusing her ex David of causing the rift.
Devastated: David and Angela’s son Duncan Jones, pictured with his father in 2009, is understandably grief-stricken
Tribute: David’s son Duncan posted a sweet baby photo of himself with his father in the early 1970s
Angie, who also has a daughter Stacia with punk musician Drew Blood, said: ‘I don’t see him at all, he doesn’t like me. But my daughter likes me.
‘I guess David told him not to [talk to me]. It does seem odd.’
In a 2011 interview, Duncan told the Mail On Sunday’s Live magazine: ‘We stopped communicating when I was 13 and it was the right choice then and I’m convinced it’s still the right choice now,’ he tells me firmly.
‘She’s a woman who didn’t have a very positive effect on my upbringing so I think it was the right move.’
Following Monday’s announcement, their son Duncan posted a childhood photo with his dad, admitting he was devastated by his death.
Shock announcement: The singer’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Monday morning
He wrote: ‘Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.’
Unfortunately, Duncan is no stranger to cancer after his wife Rodene Ronquillo Jones battled the disease between 2012-2013.
She was given the all clear from breast cancer in 2013 after undergoing a double mastectomy.
It has now emerged that David was gravely ill during the recording and release of his latest album Blackstar – which was released last week – as well as the making of its two music videos.
His final video, Lazarus, was released last week and featured haunting footage of the singer confined to a hospital bed with his eyes covered by a bandage.
He was seen in public for the last time in December, attending the premiere in New York of a musical based on his songs, also called Lazarus.
Difficult: Duncan, pictured as a toddler in 1974, has been estranged from his mother since he was 13