Paddy Bowden, ex-wife of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, has died.

In a statement to various media outlets including The Sun and The Independent, Dickinson says, “This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy, we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”

Per The Sun and The Independent, Dickinson and Bowden married in 1990 but split up in 2018.

Details of Bowden’s death are sparse with The Independent reporting, “London Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the address on Barrogate Road at 9.42am. ‘We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving within two minutes,’ a spokesperson said. ‘Sadly, the patient had already died.'”

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