Celine Dion Cancels Shows As Husband, René Angélil Died

By Jenn Loro - 15 Jan '16 14:46PM

Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, has finally put to rest after two years of battling with cancer. As she is in mourning, the singer has to cancel her upcoming show at Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino.

"With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Celine performances Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled. Celine earlier today announced the death of her husband Rene Angelil after a long fight with cancer. The couple had celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary last month. All of us at AEG and at Caesars Palace have Celine and her children in our thoughts and prayers," goes the statement written in the singer's website in a report from E! Online.

Despite the show's cancellation, the publication assured that fans who have purchased the ticket will be refunded and Celine Dion will then resume her shows in February 23.

René Angélil is said to have died on Friday in their house at Henderson in Las Vegas after a long battle with cancer. The Clark County Office announced that the patient died of 'squamous carcinoma of the floor of the mouth' or cancer of the throat and of natural death.

The 47-year old singer has been open about her husband's illness including her willingness to be with him until his last breath.

"And René says to me, 'I want to die in your arms.' OK, fine, I'll be there, you'll die in my arms," the My Heart Will Go On singer told USA Today back in August last year.

Angélil has been the singer's talent and business manager since she joined the music industry at 12 years old, 'the only boyfriend I've ever had,' as the singer said in an interview. They married at 1994 and had been bestowed with three kids-- René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy.

On Twitter, stars and politicians, including Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, extended their condolences to Celine Dion, according to People.

"My condolences to @CelineDion, and to the children, friends and loved ones of René Angélil on his passing," the Canadian prime minister said.

"Rene spoke softly but carried monumental respect. Some of my first moments in this biz are because of him. Love to Celine & their children," wrote Josh Groban.

"Heartfelt condolences to my friend @celinedion on the passing of her husband René Angélil.A dear man & great father," Larry King posted.

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