Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angélil passes away from cancer at age 73

by

Rene Angélil, the husband of Canadian singer Celine Dion, 47, passed away last night following a lengthy battle with throat cancer. 

The family confirmed the passing of Rene at their Las Vegas home at the age of 73. 

"René Angélil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," said a rep for the family on Thursday. 

"The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."

The couple married in 1994 after Celine met the singer when she was just 12-years-old. 

He quickly became her mentor and manager before the relationship became romantic in 1987. 

The pair have three children together, two twin boys aged 5 and a 14-year-old son. Rene also has three children from previous relationships. 

The pair celebrated their twenty-first wedding anniversary just last month. 

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.