After a long battle with cancer, Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband, finally lays to rest, at the age of 73 two days to his birthday.

Rene and Celine in 2012
Rene and Celine in 2012

Celine reveals the heartbreaking news on twitter saying, “Rene Angelil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle.” The renown Canadian pop diva, now mourns for the loss of her friend, husband and manager, who has been with her through the biggest steps of her career and life.

their wedding
their wedding
Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil during Celine Dion Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Her Achievements in Music at Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil during Celine Dion Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Her Achievements in Music

Renee signed Dion at the age of 12 years saying, “I had never heard anything like it, for me it was the most beautiful voice in the world.” The two, years later, fell in love and married, having three adorable kids. Since 1998 Angelil has fought with throat cancer making a recovery each time until last year September when Celine announced his cancer was terminal. A lot of Dion’s concerts have been cancelled since so she could focus on his health.

At their twin daughters' baptism
At their twin daughters’ baptism

Now all we can do is share our condolences to the pop singer as she asks to be left alone to mourn with her family in private.

R.I.P Rene Angelil.

By: Joan Rangara

                                                           Source: Daily Nation

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