René Angélil, Canadian singer and manager, Died at 73


René Angélil was born on January 16, 1942, in Montreal, Québec, Canada, and died on January 14, 2016.

He was a Canadian singer and manager.

He was the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion until his death.

René Angélil was Melkite Catholic and studied at College Saint-Viateur (high school), in Outremont and at College André-Grasset , in Montreal.

In 1966, he married his first wife, Denyse Duquette, the couple had a son, Patrick, in 1968.

In 1974, René Angélil married singer Manon Kirouac, called Anne Renée on the stage: the couple had two children, Jean Pierre (born 1974) and Anne Marie (born 1977).

René Angélil married the singer Celine Dion, in December 1994, whom he had first met when she was 12; the couple had an age difference of 26 years.

They had two children, René-Charles Dion Angélil, was born in 2001.

His wife Celine suffered a miscarriage with a second child in 2009.

Miss Dion gave birth to twin boys in October 2010.

Her 2boys was named Eddy, after Eddy Marnay, who produced Dion’s first five albums, and Nelson, after the former South African president Nelson Mandela.

René Angélil was a fan of NHL hockey, and a good friend of former Colorado Avalanche president and general manager, Pierre Lacroix.

René Angélil was portrayed by actor Enrico Colantoni in a 2008 television biopic of Dion, Céline.

René Angélil passed away at 73 yrs old.