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Celine Dion's husband steps down as manager after 30 years

Published on Jun 12, 2014 7:55 AM
 
Canadian songstress Celine Dion has appointed a new manager, as her husband Rene Angelil steps down from the position he has held for more than 30 years. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTREAL (AFP) - For the first time in her career, Canadian songstress Celine Dion has appointed a new manager, as her husband steps down from the position he has held for more than 30 years.

Rene Angelil, who had a cancerous tumor removed from his throat in December, will now serve as chairman of Dion's Feeling Productions, the company said in a statement.

"It is with great pleasure and with the utmost confidence that Rene Angelil announces today that his long-time close friend, Aldo Giampaolo, has been appointed as chief executive officer of Feeling Productions, the company which manages Celine Dion's career," the statement added.

Giampaolo, who has worked with the Quebecois couple for more than 25 years, will live in Las Vegas, where Dion, a five-time Grammy winner, has performed full-time for more than three years.

 
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