Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband, dies
Rene Angelil, the entertainment maestro who guided Celine Dion to superstardom and then married her, has died, according to Francine Chaloult, a spokeswoman for Dion. He was 73. Chaloult said Angelil died Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas. Coroner John Fudenberg said in a statement that Angelil died of throat cancer and no further investigation into his death was expected.
Angelil had been battling a recurrence of throat cancer since initially undergoing surgery for the condition in April 1999. He had to undergo another operation in December 2013.
While Dion and Angelil’s entourage insisted he was doing well, Angelil stepped back from the day-to-day management of his megastar wife’s career in June 2014. He turned it over to longtime friend Aldo Giampaolo but remained involved in key decisions.