Celine Dion took to social media to announce the sad news that her husband, Rene Angelil, has passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was 73.
Dion’s reps confirmed the report.
“Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” a rep for the couple told People magazine. “”The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.” Dion announced on her Facebook.
Angelil married the then unknown singer in 1994, and began managing her to success. He stepped down from his role in 2014 after announcing that his throat cancer had returned.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.