Celine Dion’s Husband Dead At 73 After A Long Battle With Cancer

Celine Dion’s Husband Dead At 73 After A Long Battle With Cancer

Celine Dion’s husband is dead today at the age of 73. The news came via the hit singers official website and social media accounts Thursday, January 14th, 2016.

The statement read, “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. Other information you will be provided in the next few days”.

The Canadian born, Grammy winning singer met her future husband and manager, when she was only 12 years old. Seven years later at the age of 19 she began dating René, who was 26 years her senior.

The two, who were married in 1994, had just celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary this past December. They went on the have three children together.

 René Angélil

Celine Dion and her late husband René Angélil on November 13, 2013 in Paris, France. ©FameFlynet

Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, the Canadian born manager went through several surgeries over the years, until it was announced in September of 2015, that his condition had become terminal.

René Angélil was two days from his 74th birthday when he passed.

Photo: Top – ©Georges Biard

 

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