Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil succumbed to his battle with throat cancer this morning.
The 73-year-old died at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle with the disease.
“The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment,” a statement from the rep.
Angélil guided Dion’s career as her manager and mentor, and eventually stood by her side as her husband.
The couple has three children René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – as well as Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre, his adult children from previous marriages.