Céline Dion's husband René Angélil dead at 73

Céline Dion's husband René Angélil dead at 73

Singer-songwriter Céline Dion's husband René Angélil died at his Las Vegas home after a long battle with throat cancer.

Celine Dion husband dies

Dion, 47, and Angelil have been married since 1994 and have three children. They have been living in Las Vegas so Dion could perform a multi-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace.

The famed entertainer confirmed the death of the Montreal-born musician and her former manager  on her website.

"René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the message said. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."

Dion's interview about caring for her husband:

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