Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelili has died at 73.
The singer released a statement on Thursday to People magazine which read: ‘Rene Angelili, 73, passed away this morning as his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
‘The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.’
In August, Dion revealed her husband’s final wish was to be with the singer when he passed away.
Recalling their conversation, she said: ‘I’ll say, ‘You’re scared? I understand. Talk to me about it.’
‘And René says to me, ‘I want to die in your arms.’ OK, fine, I’ll be there, you’ll die in my arms.’