Celine Dion’s Husband Has Passed Away

Lauren Kelly

Such sad news for Celine Dion and her family…

After a long battle with throat cancer, Celine’s husband and long time manager Rene Angelil, passed away yesterday afternoon at their home in Las Vegas. Angelil died of natural causes under the care of a doctor. No further investigation is expected.

According to Celine’s website, a statement read:  “With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Celine performances Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled. Celine earlier today announced the death of her husband Rene Angelil after a long fight with cancer. The couple had celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary last month. Celine will return to The Colosseum on February 23 to resume performances.”

A post on Dion’s Facebook page said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce that René Angélil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer. The family wishes to live the mourning in privacy.”

 

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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