Sad news have hit the world of celebrities. The husband of famous singer Celine Dion, Rene Angelil, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Rene died at his Las Vegas home on Thursday. He was 73 years old.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, 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,” an official statement on the singer’s Facebook page said.
Celine asked for privacy at this stage and claimed that further details would be provided at “a later time.”
Without a doubt, this has been a huge hit for the famous singer, who has been married to Rene for over 22 years. The two met for the first time in 1980, when Celine was only 12 years old and Rene was 38.
At that time, Rene started to be her manager. Of course, they only started to date years later, in 1987. The pair got engaged in 1991 and married in 1994.
Rene was unfortunately diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998. Since that moment, the singer began to be extremely dedicated to caring for her husband. Actually, Celine Dion stepped down from the spotlight several times to focus on family life and be there for her husband. However, as time passed, Rene’s condition started to be worse.
Still sources claimed that his death came as a shock for the family, as Rene started to feel better in the last couple of weeks. According to some sources, he and his wife were even planning a business trip. Celine has canceled two shows that she was set to hold at Caesars Palace after the sad news.
An investigation into Rene’s death is not expected, as he died of natural causes, after a long and difficult cancer battle. At the time of his death, he was under a doctor’s care. Rene and Celine have a 14-year old son together and 5-year old twins. Rene also had a son and a daughter from his previous marriages.