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.”
Angelil literally died in Celine Dion’s arms.
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.”