Estranged wife of Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, Paddy Bowden was discovered dead at their marital home in Chiswick. The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 9:42 a.m. Monday in response to a call of someone not feeling well, sadly Bowden was dead on arrival.
Bruce Dickinson issued 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.”
Paddy Bowden and Bruce Dickinson had split apart in 2019 after 29 years of marriage. He has since been linked to Leana Dolci.
Bowden was Bruce Dickinson’s second wife. The one time couple had three children together, Griffin Dickinson, Austin Dickinson and Kia Michelle Dickinson.
A spokesperson from the Ambulance company said: “We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving within two minutes,” a spokesperson said. “Sadly, the patient had already died.”
Earlier this month, Iron Maiden stated they were hopeful to reschedule their Australian tour, cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic, to the first half of 2022.
The Australian leg of their Legacy of the Beast tour was scheduled to kick off earlier this month. After initially postponing the dates, the band announced they had cancelled the tour altogether, citing “current restrictions surrounding live events worldwide.”
In a new statement posted on ironmaiden.com, co-manager Rob Smallwood confirmed Iron Maiden would not be performing any shows until June 2021.