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Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelili has died at 73.
The singer released a statement on Thursday to People magazine which read: ‘Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
‘The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.’
In August, Dion revealed her husband’s final wish was to be with the singer when he passed away.
Recalling their conversation, she said: ‘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.’ OK, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.’
Angelil was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999 and it returned several times.