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Friday 15 January 2016

Céline Dion's Husband René Angélil Dies 'After a Long and Courageous Battle Against Cancer'

René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died, his rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday. 

"Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the rep said in a statement. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment." 

Angélil, who guided Dion's career as her manager and mentor, is survived by the couple's three children – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – and his adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

Read more here.

Here is a clip of Céline talking about her marriage to René:

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