Rene Angelil

Pop Singer

Rene Angelil was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on January 16th, 1942 and is the Pop Singer. At the age of 73, Rene Angelil biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 16, 1942
Place of Birth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death Date
Jan 14, 2016 (age 73)
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$400 Million
Actor, Composer, Entrepreneur, Poker Player, Record Producer, Singer, Talent Manager
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Rene Angelil Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Denyse Duquette, ​ ​(m. 1966; div. 1972)​, Anne Renée, ​ ​(m. 1974; div. 1985)​, Celine Dion ​(m. 1994)​
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Rene Angelil Life

René Angélil, 1942–2016) was a Canadian musician, talent manager, and singer.

He was both the boss (1981–2014) and husband (1994–2016; Céline Dion's death) of singer Céline Dion.

Early life

Angélil was born in Montreal, Canada, to a father of Syrian descent and a mother of Lebanese origins. Joseph Angélil, his father, was born in Montreal to parents from Damascus, Syria, and Alice Sara, his mother, was born in Montreal to Lebanese parents. André, the older of two children, was his brother (born 1945). Both of his parents were members of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Angélil attended Collège Saint-Viateur (high school) in Outremont and Collège André-Grasset (postsecondary) in Montreal.

Personal life

Denyse Duquette, Angélil's first wife, married him in 1966. Patrick was born in 1968 and they divorced in 1972. He married singer Anne Renée in 1974; the pair had two children, Jean-Pierre (born 1974) and Anne-Marie Angélil (born 1977), then divorced in 1986. In 2000, Anne-Marie married Marc Dupré, a young English singer.

Angélil, a well-known former singer-turned-manager, was sent a tape of Celine Dion, then 12-year-old singer, who was invited to audition in Quebec by a manager. She began working with her daughter and her mother touring in Canada, Japan, and Europe. In 1981, he mortgaged his house to fund his first album.

When she was 20 years old, Angélil and Dion began a personal relationship in 1988. Celine's relationship began on the night in 1989. The Eurovision Song Contest was held in Dublin, France.

They married in a lavish wedding reception at Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, which was broadcast live on Canadian television on December 17, 1994.

The couple converted to in vitro fertilization after Angélil was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 and before beginning radiation therapy. Their campaigns had been widely distributed. René-Charles Angélil, their son, was born on January 25, 2001. In 2009, Dion suffered a miscarriage and gave birth to twin boys on October 23, 2010. After former South African President Nelson Mandela, the boys were named Eddy after Eddy Marnay, who produced Dion's first five albums, and Nelson Angélil.

Former Montreal Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche president and general manager Pierre Lacroix were huge fans of the Montreal Canadiens NHL team, as well as former Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche president and general manager Pierre Lacroix.

Trevor Payne, the founding of Montreal Jubilation Choir, has said, "backstage, out of the public's view, they were the most down-to-earth, superstars I've ever encountered in my entire career."

Angélil and Dion filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against the Quebec tabloid Allô Vedettes in Las Vegas, claiming that the couple paid $5,001 to hire the Caesars Palace pool so that Dion could sunbathe topless and Angélil could go skinny dipping. The couple denied the allegation with a vehement dismissal.

Later life, illness and death

In 1991, Angélil was diagnosed with heart disease at the age of 49. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999 and recovered after surgery. He appeared in the video for Simple Plan's song "Save You" as a cancer survivor. Angélil reportedly underwent a heart-related surgical procedure in 2009 to treat arterial blockage. The procedure had been planned for months and was not heart surgery.

Angélil underwent throat cancer surgery in December 2013. Angélil resigned in June 2014 to concentrate on his health, but she was also involved in company decisions relating to her career. In September 2015, Dion revealed that Angélil's cancer had progressed and that he had only "months to live." Angélil died of throat cancer on January 14, 2016, just days before his 74th birthday. On January 22, he received a "national funeral" service at Notre Dame Basilica from the government of Quebec and was buried at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.

Dion became the sole owner and president of her consulting and manufacturing companies, including CDA Productions and Les Productions Feeling, following Angélil's death.


Rene Angelil Career


Angélil debuted in 1961 in Montreal as a pop star. Les Baronets (fr), a pop rock band formed by him, began with childhood friends Pierre Labelle and Jean Beaulne. Les Baronets had some hits in the 1960s, mostly translated English-language pop hits from the United Kingdom or the United States, such as "C'est fou, mais c'est tout" in 1964 (a translation of The Beatles' song "Hold Me Tight"). Angélil and his closest friend Guy Cloutier began governing artists following the company's dissolution in 1972.

René Simard and Ginette Reno, two of the best Québec entertainers, were together in charge of many other pop stars at the time. They parted ways in 1981 to become sole owners. René heard Celine Dion's demo tape when she was considered a prospective producer for her album in 1981 (not long after being dismissed as Ginette's boss and considering leaving the music industry to attend law school). He was hired as her agent right away. He continued as her boss until June 2014, but he resigned because of cancer.

In 2012, Angélil became one of several co-owners of Montreal's legendary Schwartz's Deli.


The many tragedies of Celine Dion's life as she announces she's battling a neurological disorder, December 8, 2022
Celine, 54, announced on Thursday that she had been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS) - a rare neurological disorder which causes muscles to tense uncontrollably and leaves sufferers as 'human statues.' The singer has faced a series of heartbreaking blows throughout her life - starting with the death of her 16-year-old niece (bottom left) in 1993, who spent her final moments in the singer's arms after a battle with cystic fibrosis, followed by the passing of her father (top left) in 2003. The My Heart Will Go On songstress had another devastating loss in January 2016, when her husband-of-22-years, Rene Angelil (top right), and her brother (bottom right) both died of cancer just two days apart. In addition, the now-54-year-old has battled other health issues over her decades-long career, and she even almost lost her ability to sing in 2012, when she was diagnosed with 'weakness in her right vocal chord.' As Celine shares the heart-wrenching news with the world, FEMAIL has taken a look back at the many other devastations she has faced throughout her life.