The estranged wife of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has died in a “tragic accident”, according to a family statement.
Paddy Bowden, aged in her 50s, was found dead at the couple’s marital home in Chiswick, west London, on Monday morning.
In a statement reported by the Daily Mail, Dickinson said: “This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident.
“Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated.”
Dickinson, 61, added: “Out of respect for Paddy, we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”
Dickinson and Bowden married in 1990 after dating for two years but they parted in 2018, with a divorce reportedly worth £90m.
This came four years after he survived stage three throat cancer, having found out he had two tumours on his tongue.
In recent years, Dickinson has lived in France with his girlfriend, a fitness instructor.
Heavy metal band Iron Maiden was formed in east London in 1975.