She broke the news on her website yesterday

Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil died yesterday after a long battle with throat cancer.  He was 73.  His death was announced on Celine's website. Celine is obviously a lot younger than Rene, at 47.  They celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary last month.  They got married in 1994, and have three kids, 14-year-old Rene-Charles and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.  Rene also has adult children from a previous relationship.

In 2014, Celine announced she was going on hiatus from her Las Vegas residency to take care of him.  But she returned to the stage last August.  Understandably, shows for this weekend have been canceled.  Her next show is scheduled for February 23rd.

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