Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, dies

Celine Dion, left, and her her husband Rene Angelil, right, in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 16, 2010. (AP)
Celine Dion, left, and her her husband Rene Angelil, right, in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 16, 2010. (AP)

- Rene Angelil, the husband of singer Celine Dion, has died of cancer. He was 73.

Several media outlets reported his death, which was confirmed by a message posted to Dion's official Facebook page.

Angelil "passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the post read. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."

Angelil and Dion were married in 1994. They had three children. He has several children from prior relationships.

Angelil was a singer in his native Canada and served as Dion's manager for many years.

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