René Angélil, father of
Céline Dion, has died, his repute reliable exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday.
“Rene Angelil, 73, upheld divided this morning during his home in Las Vegas after a prolonged and bold conflict opposite cancer,” a repute pronounced in a statement. “The family requests that their remoteness be reputable during a moment.”
Angélil, who guided Dion’s career as her manager and mentor, is survived by a couple’s 3 children – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – as good as Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre, his adult children from prior marriages.
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“Mr. Angelil, 73, died of throat cancer during his home in Henderson while underneath a caring of a physician,” a Clark County Office of a Coroner/Medical Examiner pronounced in a matter to PEOPLE.
The coroner’s bureau combined that Angélil’s genocide was due to healthy causes and no serve review into his genocide was expected.
Born in Montreal, Angélil began his career as partial of a Canadian cocktail stone organisation The Baronets in a 1960s. While a organisation had a medium series of hits, they eventually pennyless adult and Angélil found success as a strain manager.
In 1980, he detected Dion, thereafter 12, after she submitted a demo fasten of a strain she had created with her mother. He sealed her shortly afterwards, mortgaging his home to compensate for her entrance manuscript La Voix Du Bon Dieu.
Angélil was married twice before he marry his protégée – initial to Denyse Duquette from 1966-1972, thereafter to thespian Anne Renée from 1974-1980. The strain manager tied a tangle with Dion in 1994.
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Angélil had battled 3 bouts of cancer, heading Dion to put her career on hold mixed times to caring for her husband’s ongoing health issues. Angélil’s cancer returned in 2014, following a removal of a tumor in Dec 2013, after previously being diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999.
“We have asked [doctors] many times, how prolonged does he have, 3 weeks, 3 months? René wants to know,” Dion pronounced in a candid interview with USA TODAY in August. “But they contend they don’t know.”
“I am frightened of losing him, since it’s bad,” she told PEOPLE exclusively in March. “But we have to uncover myself, my father and my kids that I’m clever and we’re okay.”
The “My Heart Will Go On” thespian combined that she betrothed to keep Angélil’s failing wish.
“I’ll say, ‘You’re scared? we understand. Talk to me about it’ … And René says to me, ‘I wish to die in your arms.’ Okay, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.”
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And a thespian pronounced she would keep a dauntless face until a end.
“You can have your jolt knees during a end, though when someone we adore falls and needs help, it’s not time to cry,” she said. “Afterwards, sure. But not yet.”