|Rene Angelil Credit: Thomas SAMSON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images|
"René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the statement to Us read. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."
The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner also released a separate statement to Us Weekly regarding Angélil's death. "Mr. Angélil, 73, died of throat cancer at his home in Henderson while under the care of a physician," Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said in a statement. "We have determined Mr. Angélil’s death was due to natural causes. No further investigation into his death is expected. Our condolences go out to Mr. Angélil’s family and friends during this difficult time for them."
|Rene Angélil and Celine Dion|
Rene Angélil and Celine Dion during the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. KMazur/WireImage
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