Rene Angelil, 73, passed away on Thursday, January 14, after a long battle with three episodes of throat cancer.

His last moments were spent at his Las Vegas home under the care of his doctor, but his family has requested that the details of his death be kept private.

Angelil and Dion had three children together — Rene-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.  Angelil also had two children from a past relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

Prior to his death, Rene’s health had been declining for many months, yet the family said that the doctors were not sure how long he would live.  However, they knew that his untimely death was inevitable.  Dion also once stated in an interview back in August that Rene’s last wish was to die in her arms.


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