Celine Dion's husband passes on

By Pheto Ramakobya
15 January 2016

René Angéli, husband of award-winning Canadian singer Celine Dion,  passed away on Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer. Celine announced on her website the sad news of her husband’s death “It's with profound sadness that we are announcing that René Angélil, 73, died this morning at his Las Vegas home after a courageous battle with cancer. The family wishes to mourn in private," she wrote. René's battle with cancer started in 1999, prompted Celine to put her career on hold in 2014 and suspending her Vegas residency. The couple shared 22 blissful years married and have 3 sons, René-Charles 14 and twins Nelson and Eddy aged 5.

According to Times Live, Celine told Good Morning America in 2015 that her husband had throat cancer and had to eat with the help of a feeding tube three times a day and was unable to talk or swallow.

The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment and more information will be released later on.

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