The husband and former manager of singer, Celine Dion, Rene Angelil is reported to have died at age 73.
According to Celine Dion, her husband died at home in Las Vegas from cancer.
Prior to his death, Celine Dion publicly announced a career break in order to after Mr Angelil after he was diagnosed with throat cancer, first in 2000. , the singer has announced. Last year, Dion was reported to have told USA Today she was preparing for her husband's death.
"When it hits me, it's going to hit me," she told the newspaper in August 2015. "But my biggest job is to tell my husband, we're fine. I'll take care of our kids. You'll watch us from another spot."
Mr Angelil married Celine Dion in 1994 and they have three children. Mr Angelil was born in Montreal in 1942. After managing groups in Canada, he was approached to manage Dion by her parents when she was aged 12.
The Montreal Gazette says he mortgaged his house to finance her first album.Celine Dion has recorded 25 studio albums, and is the fifth-best-paid recording artist in the world, with a value of some $630m (£437m).
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In 1999, her song My Heart Will Go On, from the soundtrack of the film Titanic, won two Grammy awards.She has been a regular performer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas since 2003.
She returned to performing last year after a year-long hiatus to look after Mr Angelil. He stepped down as her manager in 2014.