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Celine Dion's husband dies at 73

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René Angélil, singer Celine Dion’s husband, has died at the age of 73, ABC News and People magazine reported Thursday.

Angélil had been battling cancer, ABC said. He had been married to Dion since 1994.

"René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," a representative for the couple told People magazine. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."