All of Hollywood and the music industry is mourning the loss of Rene Angelil after he passed away on Jan. 14. Stars are now sending their sweetest, most heartfelt condolences to Celine Dion for the death of her beloved husband. See their messages, here.
Sadly, Celine Dion’s husband and former manager Rene Angelil passed away on Jan. 14 at age 73 after a tragic extended battle with cancer. Stars are sending their prayers to Celine and her family. See their kind, supportive messages, right here.
This is just so sad. Celine’s rep confirmed to People that her beloved husband had passed away on Jan. 14. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” a rep told the mag. “The family requests that their privacy be respected at this moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”
Rene was vital to Celine’s career. He met her when she was just 12 years old, and helped develop her into the mega-star she is today. All of Hollywood was so grateful to him for both his talent as a musician, and the talent that is Celine Dion that the world got to experience thanks to his skillful work. It’s such a tragedy that after being beside him for about 3/4 of her life, Celine has to lose him to such a tragic battle. Stars began rushing to twitter to show their support and love for Celine in his difficult time.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 14, 2016
Rene Angelil Rest in peace. Thank U for Celine+ for giving her my songs Thank U for everything+ I'm hoping there r casinos in Heaven RIPRene
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 14, 2016
Tragically sad that Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil died this morning at their Lake Las Vegas home from the throat cancer he'd battled
— Robin Leach (@Robin_Leach) January 14, 2016
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) January 14, 2016
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 14, 2016
— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) January 14, 2016
My condolences to @CelineDion, and to the children, friends and loved ones of René Angélil on his passing.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 14, 2016
Celine has been faithfully caring for Rene since his cancer diagnosis. Last year it got so bad that she took a hiatus from her Vegas residency to care for her husband full-time. However, the death now comes as a shock because he seemed to be doing better recently. We send our prayers to Celine and her family through this tough time.
HollywoodLifers – send your condolences to Celine and their family below!