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A Touching Moment With Celine Dion's Husband, René Angélil

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Editor’s note: We were deeply saddened to learn of René Angélil’s passing. The clip above is from Celine’s and René’s 2002 interview.

In 1999, at the height of her popularity, Celine Dion and her husband and manager, René Angélil, decided to take a break from the endless touring-and-album-release cycle. Before the time away started from the spotlight started, however, René was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Their time together suddenly took on a new layer of poignancy. "We were very close. We discovered each other again," René said. "We took that decision before I got sick, and the fact that I was sick made it even more real that it's time to stop and enjoy each other and our families."

Watch as Celine shares a touching moment between her and René that made made her feel truly needed for the first time in her life.

Watch as Celine shares a touching moment between her and Rene that made made her feel truly needed for the first time in her life.
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