AceShowbiz - Rocker Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife, Paddy Bowden, has died following a "tragic accident" at the London home the couple once shared.
The Iron Maiden singer has confirmed the sad news in a statement, revealing he and the former couple's three kids - all in their 20s - are "devastated".
"This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident," he writes. "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."
Dickinson is believed to have split from Bowden in 2018, although the break-up wasn't made official until late last year (19).
No details about her death have been revealed, but a spokesman for the London Ambulance Service has confirmed Bowden was found dead on Monday at the family home in Chiswick, West London.
"We were called at 9.42 am today to reports of a person unwell in Chiswick," a statement reads. "We sent two ambulance crews to the scene... Sadly, the patient had already died."
Bruce and Paddy wed in 1990.