René Angélil
Canadian singer/manager
René Angélil
René Angélil, OQ is a Canadian singer and manager. He is the husband and manager of singer Celine Dion.
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January 22, 2016
Funeral service for Celine Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica
June 29, 2013
28 June 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - Rene Angelil. Veronic Voices Media Night and red Carpet Event at Jubilee Showroom at Ballys Las Vegas. Photo Credit: mjt/AdMedia
June 28, 2013
Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil is recovering after secretly undergoing surgery for throat cancer - 15 years after he last battled the disease (File Photos)
November 22, 2012
CELINE DION's husband and manager RENE ANGELIL has lost his battle with cancer, aged 73. The My Heart Will Go On singer's longtime companion passed away on Thursday (14Jan16) following a long fight against throat cancer. "Rene Angelil, 73, passed
September 30, 2011
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion Own's 'Celine: 3 Boys and a new Show' A look into the life of Celine Dion as she returns to Las Vegas to perform again at Caesars Palace, and how she balances raising her three children
February 27, 2011
CELINE DION's husband and manager RENE ANGELIL has lost his battle with cancer, aged 73. The My Heart Will Go On singer's longtime companion passed away on Thursday (14Jan16) following a long fight against throat cancer. "Rene Angelil, 73, passed
February 21, 2011
Rene Angelil, Eddie, Nelson and Celine Dion Celine Dion appears on ABC's 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to discuss her concert series in Las Vegas and life with her new twins
February 16, 2011
Celine Dion Returns to Caesars Palace
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Celine Dion Releases Touching Video About Emotional Months Without Her Husband
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Celine Dion’s year has been a bittersweet one. The “Recovering” singer released a retrospective video on Thursday looking back on her tough 2016 and showcasing the strength she’s shown in the face of devastating loss.  In January, the beloved singer lost her husband, René Angélil, to throat cancer. Just a few days later, Dion’s brother Daniel died after his own battle with cancer.  As the video shows, the singer put on a brave face for the couple’s three children, later returning to Vegas to put on an emotional show after Angélil’s death about a month later. Throughout the rest of the four-and-a-half minute clip, we see glimpses of Dion traveling around the world, performing, attending fashion and award shows and somehow finding the time to release her 26th studio album.  “My voice does not resonate without you,” the singer said, ending the video with a touching note to her fans. “You have made my childhood dream come true. I hope I have inspired you to re ...
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Celine Dion Wants To Make The Holidays 'Really Happy' A Year After Husband's Death
Huffington Post - 2 months
Her heart will always go on. It’s been almost year since Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil died in January after a long battle with cancer, and now the singer is facing her first holiday season without her partner of nearly 30 years.  In an exclusive profile in Page Six, Dion opens up about “the bittersweet moment” she finds herself in as 2016 comes to a close and how she’s persevered through this period of mourning to find peace.  “I cannot just live on like, ‘I lost my husband, my children have no father,’” she said. “I have to stand tall and strong because this is my way of living: Stand tall, be positive, pick your battles, do the best you can and to live for today, not for tomorrow, for today, and know nothing is perfect, not everything you want will happen.” 2016 was a particularly devastating year for the legendary Canadian singer. Just two days after the loss of her husband, Dion’s brother Daniel died at age 59 of cancer. Dion and her children ― she and Angélil have ...
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Céline Dion Pays Tribute to Late Husband in Emotional Stand Up to Cancer Performance - People Magazine
Google News - 5 months
The Stopru Céline Dion Pays Tribute to Late Husband in Emotional Stand Up to Cancer Performance People Magazine Céline Dion took the stage at Friday's Stand Up to Cancer telethon for an emotional performance of her new single "Recovering" live from the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The song, penned by Pink, is a tender tune about moving ... Céline Dion Debuts Emotional Song Pink Wrote for Her After René Angélil DiedE! Online Céline Dion rocks 'Stand Up To Cancer' with new song 'Recovering'USA TODAY Céline Dion moves Stand Up To Cancer crowd with 'Recovering' performanceEntertainment Weekly Business Standard -PerezHilton.com -Just Jared -Yahoo Sports all 74 news articles »
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Celine Dion Releases Song 'Recovering' About Life After Her Husband's Death
Huffington Post - 5 months
The music world mourned the death of Celine Dion’s husband, 73-year-old producer René Angélil, earlier this year.  The singer, who memorialized her partner of 21 years with tearful performances and countless interviews about their love, released a song on Thursday dedicated to Angélil. With lyrics like, “Hold me / As I fall apart, baby / Hold me / Here in the dark / Cause the old me / Run just as far as I could from my heart,” and that last “Tell him I love him, oh,” the slow, emotional tribute is sure to bring you to tears. Dion told ET Online in July that the beautiful balled, called “Recovering,” was written by fellow singer Pink.  “She is phenomenal. I love her for her talent, for her strength, for her focus, the person she is,” Dion said. “[I told her], ‘For you to take the time to really write a song, to give me a tool, a piece of luggage to help me to move forward to walk to keep going ...’”  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The ...
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Celine Dion Performs Emotional Tribute At The Billboard Music Awards
Huffington Post - 9 months
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The Heartbreaking Way Celine Dion Used 'Up' To Explain Her Husband's Death To Their Kids
Huffington Post - 9 months
Just before Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, died, the singer said that she told her husband not to worry about anything in the final moments they shared.  "You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children," Dion recalled saying to him in an interview with ABC News' Deborah Roberts. "You were worrying for everything. It's enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me." The singer said that she also told Angélil, "The kids are fine. I'm fine. I promise you, we're gonna be OK. Please leave in peace. I don't want you to worry."  Angélil died at 73 after a long battle with throat cancer on January 14, leaving behind Dion, three children from previous marriages, and the couple's three kids, René-Charles, 15, and twins Eddy and Nelson, 5. Dion told Roberts that she used the Disney movie "Up" to help explain their father's death.   "Before I told them that their dad was not there, I talked about when we, everybody, gets sick. Then I said, 'Do you remember t ...
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Canadians mourn René Angélil in funeral
CNN - about 1 year
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Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angélil Memorialized in Emotional Service - ABC News
Google News - about 1 year
Toronto Star Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angélil Memorialized in Emotional Service ABC News Celine Dion's husband's funeral took place today at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and was streamed to fans around the globe. Hundreds gathered at the packed church to pay their respects to Rene Angélil during the service, which began around 3 p.m. ... Céline Dion's Son René-Charles Gives Heart-wrenching Eulogy at Dad René Angélil's Funeral: I'll Share 'Memories of ...People Magazine Céline says goodbye to René in poignant funeral he plannedUSA TODAY Celine Dion's Son Gives Touching Eulogy at Rene Angelil FuneralHollywood Reporter Washington Post -New York Daily News -Us Weekly all 623 news articles »
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Céline Dion's Husband Planned Funeral Before His Death to Ease Her Burden - People Magazine
Google News - about 1 year
People Magazine Céline Dion's Husband Planned Funeral Before His Death to Ease Her Burden People Magazine In their 21 years of marriage, Céline Dion and René Angélil were partners through and through. Even in his death, the music manager – who died Thursday from cancer – hoped to make a very difficult situation just a bit easier for his wife. "René was ... Celine Dion's husband planned funeral before his passingTV3.ie Celine Dion's husband planned his own funeralNew Zealand Herald Celine Dion Is Not Singing at Husband Rene Angelil's Funeral, Rep SaysUs Weekly TMZ.com all 179 news articles »
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Celine Dion's Brother Daniel Dies of Cancer at Age 59, Days After Her Husband ... - E! Online
Google News - about 1 year
E! Online Celine Dion's Brother Daniel Dies of Cancer at Age 59, Days After Her Husband ... E! Online UPDATE: Céline Dion's rep has released a statement about Daniel Dion. Read more details below. Celine Dion has suffered another family tragedy: Her brother Daniel Dion has died of cancer, days after her husband René Angélil succumbed to the same ... 'A Gentle and Reserved Man of Many Talents': Céline Dion's Brother Dies Just ...People Magazine Celine Dion's brother dies, days after her husband's deathNew Vision Celine Dion's husband's funeral will be at the Notre-Dame Basilica where they wedChannel 24 Montreal Gazette -TMZ.com -Daily Mail all 1,534 news articles »
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Celine Dion's Brother Daniel Dead At 59 After Battle With Cancer
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Daniel Dion, brother to Celine Dion, has died at age 59 of cancer. The news comes just two days after Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil, to throat cancer at the age of 73.  A tribute for Daniel Dion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Salon Charles Rajotte in Repentigny. There will also be a religious funeral at at St-Simon-et-Jude, in Charlemagne Québec. "Battling cancer for a few years, it's in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died today, January 16," reads a statement about his death, printed in full by People. "He was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, brother of Céline." "His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne Québec. For those wishing to send flowers, a donation to that organization would be very much appreciated." On January 14, Celine Dion's team shared news of her husband's death on her Facebook page.  ...
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Celine Dion's Brother Daniel Dead At 59 After Battle With Cancer
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Daniel Dion, brother to Celine Dion, has died at age 59 of cancer. The news comes just two days after Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil, to throat cancer at the age of 73.  A tribute for Daniel Dion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Salon Charles Rajotte in Repentigny. There will also be a religious funeral at at St-Simon-et-Jude, in Charlemagne Québec. "Battling cancer for a few years, it's in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died today, January 16," reads a statement about his death, printed in full by People. "He was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, brother of Céline." "His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne Québec. For those wishing to send flowers, a donation to that organization would be very much appreciated." On January 14, Celine Dion's team shared news of her husband's death on her Facebook page.  ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of René Angélil
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 74
    Angélil died on January 14, 2016, two days before his 74th birthday and the death of his own brother-in-law, Daniel Dion.
    More Details Hide Details He received a national funeral service at Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal) from the government of Quebec on January 22. Angélil was survived by his wife, six children, and seven grandchildren.
  • 2015
    Age 73
    In September 2015 Dion announced that Angélil's cancer had progressed and that he had only "months to live".
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  • 2014
    Age 72
    In June 2014 Angélil stepped down as Dion's manager to focus on his health, but was still involved in business decisions related to her career.
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  • 2013
    Age 71
    Angélil had surgery in December 2013 for throat cancer.
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  • 2009
    Age 67
    In 2009, Angélil reportedly underwent a heart-related medical procedure to deal with arterial blockage.
    More Details Hide Details The procedure had been planned for months and was not heart surgery.
  • 2007
    Age 65
    In 2007 Jan Jones, a casino executive and the former mayor of Las Vegas, claimed that Angélil gambled $1million a week, but later retracted the statement.
    More Details Hide Details Caesars Palace later released a statement of Angélil's gambling losses and wins with his permission.
  • 2005
    Age 63
    Angélil was an avid poker player, having qualified for the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and finishing in the money at the 2007 Mirage Poker Showdown event on the World Poker Tour, a series of high-stakes tournaments.
    More Details Hide Details Angélil was also rumoured to be a dedicated gambler away from the poker table. He reportedly gambled upwards of $1million a week at Caesars Palace, and kept a line of credit for the same amount at Bellagio.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 59
    In 2001 Angélil and Dion filed a $5million defamation lawsuit against the Quebec tabloid Allô Vedettes, which claimed that the couple paid $5,000 to rent the swimming pool of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas so that Dion could sunbathe topless and Angélil could go skinny dipping.
    More Details Hide Details The couple strenuously denied the claim.
    The couple had difficulty conceiving, resorting to in vitro fertilization. Their efforts were extensively publicized. Their son, René-Charles Angélil, was born in 2001. Céline suffered a miscarriage in 2009, then gave birth to twin boys in October 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The boys were named Eddy, after Eddy Marnay, who produced Dion's first five albums, and Nelson Angélil, after former South African president Nelson Mandela. Angélil was a fan of NHL hockey and a good friend of former Colorado Avalanche president and general manager Pierre Lacroix. The couple became cultural icons. Those who knew them for a long time have said that "backstage, out of the eye of the general public, they were the kindest, most down-to-earth, superstars that I've ever known in my entire career."
  • 2000
    Age 58
    Angélil was accused by Yun Kyeong Kwon Sung of sexual assault. The alleged incident took place in 2000 in a Las Vegas hotel and was investigated by police.
    More Details Hide Details Angélil eventually paid $2 million to settle the case, though never admitted wrongdoing. He said that the settlement was paid to avoid negative publicity that might upset Dion. Yun and her husband, Ae Ho Kwon, were arrested in 2003 and charged with trying to extort money from Angélil over a false claim of rape. The couple were convicted in 2005.
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 49
    Angélil suffered a heart attack in 1991 at age 49.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999 he was diagnosed with throat cancer and made a full recovery after treatment. He appeared in the video for Simple Plan's song "Save You" as a survivor of cancer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 39
    He mortgaged his house to finance her first album in 1981. René and Céline began a personal relationship when she was 18, they married on December 17, 1994, in a lavish wedding ceremony at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica, which was broadcast live on Canadian television.
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  • 1974
    Age 32
    In 1974, he married singer Manon Kirouac (aka Anne Renée)the couple had two children, Jean Pierre (born 1974) and Anne Marie Angélil (born 1977), they divorced in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Angélil, a well-known former singer-turned-manager, was sent a tape of then 12-year-old singer Céline Dion, and invited her to audition in Quebec. He began managing her career, taking the teen and her mother on tour in Canada, Japan, and Europe.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 24
    In 1966, Angélil married his first wife, Denyse Duquette. They had a son, Patrick (born 1968), and divorced in 1972.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 19
    Angélil started out in 1961 as a pop singer in Montréal.
    More Details Hide Details He formed a pop rock group, "Les Baronets", with childhood friends Pierre Labelle and Jean Beaulne. Les Baronets had some hits during the 1960s, mostly translations of English-language pop hits from the United Kingdom or the United States, such as "C'est fou, mais c'est tout" in 1964 (a translation of The Beatles' song "Hold Me Tight"). After the dissolution of the group in 1972, Angélil and best friend Guy Cloutier began managing artists. Together they managed the career of two successful Québec entertainers René Simard and Ginette Reno, among many other pop stars at the time. They parted ways in 1981 to each become solo managers. In 1981 (not long after being terminated as Ginette's manager) René heard Céline Dion's demo tape when he was considered as a potential producer for her album. He soon took over as her agent. He continued as her manager until June 2014, when he had to step down due to his battle with cancer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1942.
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