Celine Dion's Husband Dead at 73 René Angélil died of throat cancer By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 14, 2016 4:04 PM CST 18 comments Comments Celine Dion, right, and husband Rene Angelil attend the ADISQ gala, the Quebec music industry awards in Montreal, Canada on Sunday Nov. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) (Newser) – Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, has died of throat cancer at age 73, his rep tells People in a statement. Angélil, who fought three bouts with cancer, died Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. He leaves behind three adult children from a previous relationship, as well as a 14-year-old son and 5-year-old twin boys with Dion. Dion, who returned to Las Vegas for a run of shows last year, shared her husband's last wishes in August.