René Angélil has reportedly died. The husband/former manager of Canadian singer Céline Dion fought a long battle with cancer, he was seventy-three years old. The sad news had bee confirmed by his rep exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday. He passed away at his Las Vegas home and according to his rep he fought a courageous battle, he also said in a statement. She fulfilled his wishes, aa he wanted to die in her arms, also she took leave at her residency to be with her ailing husband.
“The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment.”
Left behind mourn are the couple’s three children, René-Charles, fourteen, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy and also he had adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre. It s such a sad for Dion, who gave him his last wishes to die in her arms, also she took leave from her residency to take care of her ailing husband.
All together he had battled Cancer three times.
“We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? René wants to know,” Dion said in a candid interview with the USA TODAY” in August. “But they say they don’t know.”
The “My Heart Will Go On” singer added that she promised to keep Angélil’s dying wish.
“I’ll say, ‘You’re scared? I understand. Talk to me about it’ … And René says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ Okay, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.”
And the singer said she would keep a brave face until the end.
“You can have your shaking knees at the end, but when someone you love falls and needs help, it’s not time to cry,” she said. “Afterwards, sure. But not yet.”
Thoughts are with his family at this time.