Celine Dion Loses Her Beloved Husband Rene Angelil to Cancer

What incredibly sad news. Celine Dion's beloved husband Rene Angelil has finally lost his long and difficult battle with cancer. The 73-year-old's reps confirmed that he passed away on Thursday morning at his Las Vegas home.

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The statement also requested that the family's privacy be respected at this time.

Angelil has battled three rounds of cancer, and Celine has taken time off from her Las Vegas show occasionally in order to spend more time with him and their three children, Rene-Charles, 14, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 5. Angelil is also survived by three adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick, and Jean-Pierre.

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Dion and Angelil's love story is one for the ages. Despite their age difference, they never seemed to be anything but completely in love with and devoted to one another. I can't even imagine how devastated she is right now.

I'm sure she was there with him at the end. In an interview last August, Celine told USA Today that Rene said his dying wish was to leave this world in her arms. She said she told him, "Okay, fine, I'll be there, you'll die in my arms."

This is such devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

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