18 May 2020 18:39
IRON Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife was today found dead at their marital home following a "tragic accident". Paddy Bowden's body was discovered at the house they once shared in Chiswick, West London, just before 10am this morning. 6 Bruce Dickinson's estranged wife Paddy Bowden has been found dead in West London Credit: Rex Features 6 The couple, pictured together, got married in 1990 Credit: Alpha Press In a statement, Dickinson, 61, who now lives with fitness instructor Liana Dolci in Paris, said: "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." The frontman split from Paddy - after 29 years of marriage - in 2018.
But their separation only emerged last November, in a shock divorce estimated to be worth £90million. FOUND DEAD AT HOME But Dickinson was left facing a huge divorce bill after starting a relationship with fitness instructor Liana, 15 years his junior. The Run to the Hills singer and Iron Maiden superfan are now understood to live together in France. Paddy and Bruce got married in 1990 after being together for two years. Their separation came four years after he beat stage three throat cancer after being told he had two tumours on his tongue. This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Bruce Dickinson He was supported by wife Paddy and their three children - Austin, 29, Griffin, 27, and daughter Kia, 28. The star was later given the all-clear after six months of intense chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Bruce told all about his health battle in his 2017 autobiography "What Does This Button Do?" And he revealed to Rolling Stone magazine how surviving cancer had given him a new appreciation of life. HUGE DIVORCE BILL He said: "Living is living now, every minute, every second, for right now." Iron Maiden were formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975. They have gone on to sell 80 million albums worldwide - making them one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. London Ambulance Service confirmed they had attended, but that the patient was pronounced dead on arrival. MOST READ IN TV AND SHOWBIZ top of the tots B*witched star and twin Keavy Lynch reveals she's pregnant - with twins BABY REGGIE Fair City's Amilia Stewart Keating on birth of son during Covid lockdown bulge island Love Island's Iain Stirling shocks fans with his 'huge bulge' MASTER OF DISGUISE Johnny Ward reveals he played six different roles in RTE's Fair City SWINGERS Braless Stacey Solomon left unimpressed with Joe Swash as she smashes into a tree MARITAL BLISS Rosanna Davison marks six year wedding anniversary with breathtaking photos A spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.42am today to reports of a person unwell in Barrowgate Road, Chiswick. "We sent two ambulance crews to the scene – the first one arriving within two minutes. "Sadly, the patient had already died." 6 Dickinson now reportedly lives with his fitness instructor girlfriend Leana Dolci Credit: Instagram 6 Leana on the balcony of the Paris home she reportedly shares with Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Credit: Instagram 6 Paddy and the rocker married in 1990 Credit: Getty - Contributor 6 Iron Maiden were formed in 1975 Credit: Getty - Contributor