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Céline Dion fans post touching tribute for René Angélil

Fans of Quebec-born singer and international star Céline Dion take to YouTube to send touching message to her husband, René Angélil, who is recovering from cancer surgery.

'We've always known that Céline has never been alone,' says international message

A 10-minute tribute to Céline Dion's husband, René Angélil, who is battling cancer, is titled Dear Rene...Love, The Fans, and was posted on YouTube. (ashleylovesceline/YouTube)

Members of an international group of Céline Dion fans have come together to send an emotional tribute to the Quebec-born singer's husband, René Angélil, who is battling cancer.

The 10-minute tribute was posted on YouTube on Monday, nearly two weeks after Dion announced she was putting her career on hold to care for Angélil.

Incorporating Dion's music and pictures of the couple, fans from as far way as Czech Republic, Lebanon and Tahiti recognized the 72-year-old's contribution to Dion's career:

René Angélil was treated for cancer several times in the last two decades. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
"Thank you for everything you have accomplished," the message reads. "We’ve always known that Céline has never been alone on stage, that you two were and have always been a team."

​Angélil stepped down as Dion's manager in June after 30 years. He has been treated for cancer a number of times, most recently in December.

A message on Dion's official website responded to the tribute with gratitude:

"Thank you to Ashley Berner from the United States and all the wonderful fans from around the world for creating this beautiful video honouring René," the statement reads. Berner is among the fans shown in the video.

"It is a very touching way to show your love and support."

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