Rene Angelil, husband to Canadian popular singer Celine Dion has died. The 73 year old died after a long battle with throat cancer just two days to his 74th birthday and one month away from their 21st wedding anniversary.
The music superstar sadly announced the passing away of her husband and manager this morning. Details of the full story are still restricted for now as the family has not released a public statement about the event of his death. She is reported to have cancelled all her upcoming performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this weekend.
It has also been said she is already scheduled not to return to her Las Vegas Residence until February 23. The 73 year old is said to have kicked the bucket in his Las Vegas residence, surrounded by family and loved ones. This was confirmed from the post below made by her team on her Facebook page:
Rene Angelil who was also the singer’s manager is said to have died of throat cancer. He resigned from being Celine Dion’s manager because he was no longer medically fit, and Celine also put her career on hold to help him fight the disease.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Syrian immigrants, Rene was a popular pop singer in the early 60s’. Rene started out with his pop rock group ‘Les Baronets‘ and they achieved great success in translating English pop hits into French for the Quebec part of Canada. After his group was dissolved, he began managing artistes alongside his friend Guy Cloutier. As a talent manager, Rene signed one of the biggest names in Quebec music, Ginette Reno. However, in 1981 they went their separate ways which was the period he met with Celine Dion.
The couple’s romance can be traced back to 1980 when the singer was 12 years, she had sent a demo tape of her song to Rene who was tremendously astonished by her voice and decided to mentor her. It is said he had to mortgage his house to finance her first album “La Voix du Bon Dieu.” The couple were said to have started a relationship in the early 90’s and later got married in 1994.
Left to mourn him are his wife Celine Dion, their three children, René-Charles, 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, and his adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Jean-Pierre, and Patrick.