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Celine Dion Husband Dead at 73, Died In Her Arms

Céline Dion’s husband René Angélil has died after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He was 73.

In a statement, Dion’s rep said:

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

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Angelil literally died in Celine Dion’s arms.

From PEOPLE:

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.

The “My Heart Will Go On” singer added that she promised to keep Angélil’s dying wish.

“I’ll say, ‘You’re scared? I understand. Talk to me about it’ … And René says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ Okay, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.”

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