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Céline Dion manager Aldo Giampaolo resigns for 'personal and family reasons'

Céline Dion announced on Thursday that Aldo Giampaolo, who replaced René Angélil as her manager in 2014, has resigned for personal and family reasons.

Former Quebecor exec and friend replaced René Angélil as singer's manager in 2014

Céline Dion, seen in Los Angeles in March, has announced Aldo Giampaolo, a longtime friend, is stepping down as her manager. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Céline Dion announced on Thursday that Aldo Giampaolo, who replaced René Angélil as her manager in 2014, has resigned for personal and family reasons.

Giampaolo, seen introducing the singer at a news conference at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2015, stepped in as her manager in 2014. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Giampaolo was Dion's only manager other than her late husband, Angélil, who died in January 2016.

The superstar said in a news release that Giampaolo is leaving his position with CDA Productions Inc., the company that manages her career, for "personal and family reasons."

"I sincerely appreciate all that Aldo has done for me and respect his decision to resign," she said.

"I wish him the best in his future endeavours."

Angélil stepped back from the day-to-day running of his megastar wife's career in June 2014 and turned it over to Giampaolo, who was a longtime friend.

Before replacing Angélil, Giampaolo was president and CEO of a media division within Quebecor.

Dion is performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas until June 3. 

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