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René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died of cancer, a statement on Dion's Facebook page says

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René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died of cancer, according to a statement posted on Dion's Facebook fan page.

The singer posted: "It is with deep sadness that we announce that René Angélil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer. The family wishes to live the mourning in privacy. Other information you will be provided in the next few days."