The 47-year-old Canadian singer’s longtime love and former manager was 73 years old and battled cancer for a long time.
“Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” his rep told People. “The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”
Celine and Rene first met when she was 14 years old and they later married in 1994. The couple shares a son, Rene-Charles, 14, and five-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy. He is also survived by children from previous marriages, Anne-Marie, Patrick, and Jean-Pierre.
Our thoughts are with Celine and the rest of Renee‘s family and friends during this difficult time.