Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil dies at 73

Celine Dion’s husband and manager Rene Angelil, has died. He was 73.

Angelil’s death was confirmed in a statement on Celine Dion’s official Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

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“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; more details will be provided at a later time,” the statement said.

Originally from Quebec, Angelil had undergone treatment for throat cancer since 1999.

A Nevada coroner confirmed that Angelil died of natural causes. No further investigation is required.

In August 2014, Dion temporarily put her career on hold to help care for her ailing husband. She cancelled her Las Vegas tour and a scheduled tour through Asia to focus on Angelil’s health.

She returned to the Las Vegas show the following August.

Angelil discovered Dion when she was just 12 years old. The couple went on to have a lavish ceremony in 1994 at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica.

The couple lived together in Las Vegas with their three children.

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