Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife found dead

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Iron Maiden rocker Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife Paddy Bowden has been found dead after what has been described as a 'tragic accident'.

Paddy was discovered in the couple's former shared house in west London on Monday morning. Bruce issued a statement calling it a “terrible tragedy”.

“This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident,” the singer said.

“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.”

Bruce Dickinson (L) and Paddy Bowden were married for 29 years. Photo: Getty

Bruce and Paddy were married in 1990 after a two-year relationship and remained together for 29 years before they split up in 2018.

At the time Bruce was facing a $116 million divorce battle after leaving Paddy for a ‘super fan’ girlfriend.

The rocker moved in with girlfriend Leana Dolci, a blonde fitness instructor 15 years his junior, at her home in Paris, France, shortly after the separation.

After news of their relationship broke, a friend of Lena's was reported as saying: “Leana has always been a huge Iron Maiden fan, following them around for nearly 10 years.”

Bruce Dickinson left his wife for an Iron Maiden 'super fan'. Photo: Getty

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