Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband and manager, has died at the age of 73

The singer’s former mentor whom she met aged 12, after he died following a 20 year battle with cancer.

Dion’s team said in a post on her Facebook page.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer,” said Team Celine.

“The family wishes to live the mourning in privacy. Other information you will be provided in the next few days.”

In August, Dion revealed her husband’s final wish was to be with the singer when he passed away.

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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.’

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