René Angélil, the husband of singer Céline Dion, died yesterday, Thursday 14th of January, 2016.
The 73 year old musician and former manager of his wife, Celine Dion, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
Angélil, Celine Dion’s longtime partner, stepped aside as his wife’s manager in June 2014 because of his battle with throat cancer. That August, Dion also put her career on a temporary hold to help him fight the disease.
The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.
Angélil is survived by his wife and the couple’s three children, René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy — and his adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Jean-Pierre and Patrick.