Our Condolences: Celine Dion’s Husband René Angélil Dies at 73

(Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
(Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)

Celine Dion‘s longtime husband, manager, and musician René Angélil has been fighting throat cancer for a number of years now, and unfortunately it got the best of him Thursday morning at his Las Vegas home.

Celine stepped down from her Las Vegas residency in 2014 just two months after her husband could no longer handle management duties due to his throat cancer, which he was first diagnosed in the late 90’s. His condition worsened as he ended with a feeding tube, Dion told USA Today in March.

Celine returned a year later to her Vegas stage thanks to encouraging words from René.

She told ABC’s Deborah Roberts during her announcement of her comeback:

“I’m doing it for him. I’m doing it for my fans. We have a ticket to live. We have a ticket to ride. We’re living, so let’s live. Let’s go.”

He and Celine got married in 1994. René leaves behind his seeds, son René-Charles in [born in 2001] and twin boys Nelson and Eddy [born in 2010].

Photo by: Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage

Source: EW


The FLY Discussion: Is Celebrating Death the American Way?

As I began to wind down my weekend with the closing minutes of Celebrity Apprentice, I was quite surprised that the programing was interrupted by Breaking News Accompanied by an announcement by our President Barack Obama.

The Breaking News? The Man The United States Declared war upon Ten years prior had not only been captured, but HE HAD BEEN KILLED. What Man is This? The Same Man Americans held totally responsible for the lives of thousands that were lost on the Morning Of September 11th 2001. Osama Bin Laden.

This was totally unexpected on my part, an I didn’t quite know how to take it.

What did this all really Mean?

America set out to kill him, they did that, ok, fine. But as I looked upon the news castings, I saw the American people take to the streets and Celebrate. I mean CELEBRATE!

I’m talking dougie’ing in the Streets.

I must tell you that this bothers me. I know very well what this man was responsible for, and I also can relate to a sense of relief that this Killer is off the Streets. But I’m not pulling out my dancing shoes. That’s almost inappropriate to take that much Joy in someone’s death. Once agin, I’m fully aware of his awful accomplishments before some of you get your panties in a bunch, But the electric slide down Pennsylvania Avenue? Nah. This is my humble Opinion, but I’d love to hear what some of Fly Society has to say.

Is it Right to Celebrate Death?

Your Thoghts?

-Stay Fly!