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Celine Dion Releases Statement on Husband René Angélil's Death

Celine Dion Releases Statement on Husband René Angélil's Death

Celine Dion is speaking out after the tragic loss of her husband René Angélil, who passed away after a battle with cancer on Thursday (January 14).

The 47-year-old singer took to her Facebook page to share a touching tribute to her late husband.

“He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man. All who had the privilege of knowing him and of working closely with him, whether personally or professionally, salute a leader and a man of great intelligence and wisdom,” part of the statement read.

The post also announced that René‘s funeral will take place at the Montreal cathedral where the couple married 21 years ago, the Notre-Dame Basilica.

There will also be a public memorial on February 3rd at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas.

Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, René Angélil passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016, on the eve of…

Posted by Celine Dion on Friday, January 15, 2016

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  • suzybel

    Were they still married? I’ve been reading for months that they were divorced.