People magazine was the first to report that Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, had died after a long battle with cancer.
Angélil, 73, passed away at his Henderson home with Celine Dion on Thursday morning.
Dion returned to the stage last year at Caesars Palace after taking a break to take care of her husband. At the time, she talked about how her husband wanted her to return to the stage because she loved to perform so much.
Caesars Palace and AEG released the following statement:
Angélil was Dion's manager before he became her husband. The couple had three children together -- Rene-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins named Nelson and Eddy. Angelil also had two adult children from a previous marriage.
Angélil stepped down as Dion's manager in 2014 after his throat cancer returned. His first battle with throat cancer began in 1998.
The Clark County coroner says that Angélil died as a result of squamous carcinoma of the floor of the mouth. His death was due to natural causes and no further investigation into his death is expected.
Dion returned to the stage on Aug. 27, 2015. In October, she announced additional shows for February, March, May and June. It has been announced that the performances on Jan. 16 and 17 have been canceled.
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Celine performances on Sat, 1/16 & Sun, 1/17 have been cancelled. https://t.co/rwGwhCaQiH— The Colosseum (@ColosseumatCP) January 14, 2016
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