While widely regarded as a businessman, Angélil started out as a pop singer in the 1960s in Montréal and was part of the pop-rock group, The Baronets.
He and Dion, 26 years his junior, married in 1994. He is survived by the couple's three children – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – and his adult children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.
In early 2015, Dion took a leave of absence from her
massively popular Las Vegas show
at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to tend to her ailing husband. She returned to the stage last August. Dion currently has dates scheduled through June, but has canceled her January shows and will return Feb. 23.
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