Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil has died at the age of 73

Celine Dion, left, poses with her husband Rene Angelil, right, as they arrives for the premiere of the film "Celine: Through the Eyes of the World" in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil has died at the age of 73, ABC News has confirmed.

Anglil, who has been married to the famed singer since 1994, had been battling cancer for some time.

In a message posted to Facebook, Dion posted this message:

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer.
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