Celine Dion announces loss of her husband and father of her young children, to cancer

Canadian singer Celine Dion has announced the passing of her husband, Rene Angelil at their home in Los Vegas, aged 73.

Dion's husband was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and has been having an on and off battle with the disease since.

The couple have three children aged 14 and 5 (twins) and Angelil has three children from a previous marriage also.