Yesterday morning (18 May), Paddy Bowden – the estranged wife of Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson – was found dead at their marital home in Chiswick, west London.
“This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident,” said Bruce Dickinson in a statement, “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.”
The London Ambulance Service reported receiving a call at 9:42am – with reports of a person being “unwell”. When they arrived at the Barrowgate Road address, Bowden had already passed.
“We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving within two minutes,” a spokesperson explained “Sadly, the patient had already died.”
Dickinson and Bowden – who share three children – split in 2018 after 29 years of marriage. Bowden, a psychotherapist by trade, was 58 at the time of her death.
Last month, Iron Maiden’s manager Rod Smallwood announced the postponement of the band’s remaining shows for this year, reporting that the group would be staying off the road until at least June 2021.
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