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Céline Dion's Husband René Angélil Dies After Battle With Cancer

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Jan. 14 2016, Published 7:36 p.m. ET

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Céline Dion’s husband René Angélil died after a battle with cancer on Jan. 14. He was 73.

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In a statement, the singer’s husband suffered from throat cancer for more than 15 years.

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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 statement said. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment.”

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Angélil was 47-year-old Dion’s manager and mentor and they have three children together–René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

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René is also survived by children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

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