Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, has died at age 73 after a long fight with cancer.

"Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at 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," a rep confirmed to People.

Prior to his passing, Celine Dion returned to her Las Vegas residency upon her husband's insistence. “He wants me to do this, do the show, do the interviews. But he freaks when I’m not home with him, too," she said back in August.

In August of 2014, Celine cancelled her run in Las Vegas to be by her husband's side following his surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. He was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999, which he initially beat.

Together, Celine and René have three sons: Nelson, Eddy and René-Charles.

Our thoughts are with Celine and her family at this time.

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