Celine Dion’s husband died Thursday after a years-long battle with throat cancer. He was 73.
René Angélil was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, and his health had deteriorated so much in the last year that Dion took a leave of absence from her Vegas residency to care for him full time.
She announced the news in a post on her website.
“René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” the post read.