Jan 14, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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The man, who started as Celine Dion’s manager and later became her husband, has died after a long battle with cancer.
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Rene Angelil was 73.
He had undergone several cancer treatments over the years.
Angelil discovered Celine when she sent him a demo tape when she was just 12-years-old.
Rene Celine Early
He mortgaged his house to launch her career and told anyone who’d listen he was going to make her a worldwide star.
They eventually married in 1994 at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica.
Rene Celine Wed
They had three children, 14-year-old Rene-Charles and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

DisneyÕs beloved Belle, and the Beast from ÒBeauty and the Beast,Ó flank internationally acclaimed singing superstar CŽline Dion (center, left) and her family (center left to right) Nelson, RenŽ-Charles, Eddy, and husband RenŽ AngŽlil, backstage at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, on the occasion of The Walt Disney StudiosÕ Academy Award¨-nominated classic animated feature being released for the first time in 3D on January 13. CŽline Dion won a GRAMMY¨ Award (with Peabo Bryson) for her chart-topping recording of the title song. Ò©2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Ó Photo credit: Jerry Metellus

Both Angelil and Dion were appointed members of the Order of Canada in 2012.

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