René Angélil, the husband, mentor and manager of Céline Dion, has died. Here’s a statement made by his rep:
“Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” the rep said in a statement. “The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment.”
Angélil is survived by the Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre, his adult children from previous marriages and the couple’s three children – René-Charles, 14, and their 5 year old twins Nelson and Eddy. The saddest thing is that the small children won’t have their father around, or many memories of him. Still, he led a good, full life it seems.