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Celine Dion cancels gigs after death of husband and manager, René Angélil

Angélil died on Thursday (January 14) at the age of 73

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Singer Celine Dion has cancelled a number of live shows following the death of her husband/manager.

René Angélil died on Thursday (January 14) at the couple's home in Las Vegas, losing his long battle with throat cancer. He was 73.

Dion had been due to play Las Vegas' Caesars Palace on Saturday (January 16) and Sunday (January 17), with both shows now cancelled. Ticket purchases will be refunded.

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It is not known whether her next scheduled show (February 23) will be affected by Angélil's death.

"All of us at AEG and at Caesars Palace have Celine and her children in our thoughts and prayers," a statement. reads "We are sorry, too, for the fans who have travelled to see Celine perform this weekend."

Dion and Angélil married in 1994 and had three children together. Angélil had managed Dion, 47, since she was 12 years old.

Dion had been preparing for her husband's death in recent times and told USA Today in August 2015: "When it hits me, it's going to hit me".

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