Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil dies of cancer

René Angélil and Céline DionCéline Dion‘s husband of 21 years, René Angélil, died this morning (Thursday, January 14, 2016) following a long battle with throat cancer. The couple’s representative released a statement that read: “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment.”

The couple met in Quebec when Céline, now 47, was a 12-year-old aspiring singer. He became her manager and she immediately rose to fame in her home province. By her late teens, she was known around the world.

Céline and René have three sons –  René-Charles, 14, and twins Nelson and Eddy, five. René also leaves behind three grown children from two previous marriages – Patrick, 47; Jean-Pierre, 41 and Anne-Marie, 38.

René was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, and at that time Céline took two years off from her career to take care of him. He later underwent surgery to remove a tumor in 2013.

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  1. Gessie Spencer • January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

    Such a terrible and sad news. My sincere condolences to his wife Céline, her kids and family 🙁 R.I.P Rene Angelil

  2. Mary • January 14, 2016 @ 7:55 PM

    Our sincere sympathies to Celine and family. Our whole country grieves with you. May your many wonderful memories of Rene help you during this difficult time. Mary and Lawrence

  3. Trevor • January 14, 2016 @ 7:56 PM

    What a damn creep he was. Hope he is rotting in hell.

  4. kim • January 14, 2016 @ 8:29 PM

    MY sincere condolences to Mme Celine Dion and Family, children I’m grieving with you, think of the happy days, memories and laughter. God bless you all, rest in peace Rene Angelil. He will be missed.

  5. Don Durante • January 14, 2016 @ 10:29 PM

    Condolences to Mme Celine Dion and Family. God give you all comfort.

  6. Cliff • January 15, 2016 @ 9:37 AM

    I have to agree with Trevor. Celine was still a teenager and he was in his 40s when he started sleeping with her. He has a long history of liking little girls. He and fellow manager Guy Cloutier used to routinely travel to Thailand to get underage prostitutes. Cloutier also managed a girl singer – Nathalie Simard, who was a huge star in Quebec at the same time as Celine. Cloutier raped Nathalie repeatedly until she turned 18 and was no longer a child. He then dumped her. She outed him when she was an adult and no longer feared losing her career, because she basically didn’t have one anymore.

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