Paddy Bowden, the second wife wife of Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickinson, 61, has died. The singer, who has three children with Paddy, has called her death a “terrible tragedy”.
Bruce said in a statement: “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.”
Emergency services were called to their marital home in London earlier today.
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Speaking to Argentina’s Clarin magazine, he also confirmed he was living with his girlfriend in Paris and was finding time to go to the pub with his children Austin, 29, Griffin, 27, and daughter Kia, 28,
He said: “I’m very busy, after the show in Chile I go to London, I arrive at 7 in the morning, I take a shower, from there I go to a conference with engineers, then I wear a f*****g black tie to attend a charity dinner.
“The next day I have a conference, then a meeting with potential investors for my company and I will finally go to a pub with my children.
“On Saturday we will meet again, then I go to Paris, where I live with my girlfriend.”
Bruce released his autobiography What Does This Button Do? in 2017.