Sad news: Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil has passed away

2016 is off to a very grim start already, with another deeply sad announcement this morning: René Angélil, Celine Dion’s

2016 is off to a very grim start already, with another deeply sad announcement this morning: René Angélil, Celine Dion’s husband, has died aged 73.

He was Celine’s mentor and manager, but most of all her devoted husband who was by her side during her own cancer battle.

“René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” Celine Dion’s management posted on her website.

“The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”

The Clark County Office states Angélil died of throat cancer at his home in Henderson while under care of a physician. “We have determined Mr. Angélil’s death was due to natural causes. No further investigation into his death is expected. Our condolences go out to Mr. Angélil’s family and friends during this difficult time for them.”

He is survived by their 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.

Despite saying she was taking a hiatus from music, Celine bravely decided to take the stage at Caesars Palace again, because “my biggest job is to tell my husband, we’re fine. I’ll take care of our kids. You’ll watch us from another spot”.

Celine told USA Today: “Rene says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ OK … I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms,” she said.


Here is a video of Celine’s stunning rendition of The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face as family photos and movies appear on-screen. Share your thoughts and kind words below:

  1. Three cancer-stricken celebrities died in a row. Grief January 2016. Even the weather mourns.

  2. So sad and to think that no one is immuned to this disease that can be cured naturally by living naturally.

    • Yes I have lived very badly which is why I contracted breast cancer, NOT….”living naturally” does not make you immune.

    • The cemetery is full of people who have tried to cure cancer with natural remedies

    • What an absolute ridiculous comment… naturally!!! I sometimes wonder if all these ‘living naturally’ people ever were to become ill where death was inevitable, whether they would choose ‘living naturally’ over modern medicine

    • Each to their own. With Mobsanto, pesticides and herbicides plus Pharmaceutical drugs i am sure you will have a reasonable life living with all the diseases you want and allow these morons to take you on a money ride…

    • And how exactly can we live naturally in our highly polluted world? We all know what’s going on and we can’t escape it.

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