Stars react to death of Céline Dion's husband René Angélil

Rene Angelil Dies: Looking Back at His Love Story With Celine Dion
Rene Angelil Dies: Looking Back at His Love Story With Celine Dion

It's a sad day for Celine Dion.

When news broke that her husband and former manager, René Angélil, died on Thursday at 73 after a long battle with throat cancer, the stars immediately took to social media to share their grief and show their support for the Canadian singer's family.

See the couple through the years:

WATCH: Inside Celine Dion and Rene Angelil's Enduring 20-Year Love Story

Songwriter Diane Warren, who penned many songs for Dion, including her Grammy-winning hit "Because You Loved Me," thanked Angélil.



Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams offered prayers.



Dr. Mehmet Oz, from The Dr. Oz Show, also shared his condolences.



Little Giants actor Devan Sawa, who is also Canadian, said he wished he could give Dion a "big hug."

WATCH: Celine Dion Reveals How Husband Rene Helped Her Return to the Las Vegas Stage

See how other stars paid their respects in the touching messages posted to Twitter and Instagram below.





















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