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
Celine Dion's Husband Dead at 73
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. (Read more Celine Dion stories.)

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