Sad news from the heavy metal world today as Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson has announced the death of his wife, Paddy Bowden.
Details are scarce at the moment, as the Dickinson family is still reeling from the news.
“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,” said Dickinson.
The Independent reports that Bowden was found unresponsive in the West London home the couple once shared, as they were recently separated in 2018 and were in the process of divorce after 29 years of marriage.
News of Dickinson and Bowden's separation was kept under wraps and was only reported in November of 2019. It emerged that Dickinson was left with massive divorce bills after starting a relationship with fitness instructor Leana Dolci, who is 15 years younger.
The Sun quotes a London Ambulance Service spokesperson as saying, “we were called at 9:42AM today to reports of a person unwell in Chiswick. We sent two ambulance crews to the scene — the first one arriving within two minutes. Sadly, the patient had already died.”
In other Iron Maiden news... The rockers are feeling the effects of the current pandemic just like everyone else. Although they’re the only band with its own air force, Maiden recently postponed all of their 2020 Legacy of the Beast dates into 2021.