René Angélil Celebration of Life in Las Vegas

On Feb. 3, 2016, people gathered in Las Vegas to remember and celebrate René Angélil, husband and longtime manager of Céline Dion. Legacy.com was honored to be there. Click to see the photos.

Photo Courtesy of René Angélil's Family

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Sunday | 2.7.2016

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born February 7

By: Legacy.com Staff

Pete Postelthwaite (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)

British actor Pete Postlethwaite may not have been a household name, but his face was instantly recognizable to most movie fans, thanks to his prominent roles i

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born February 6

By: Legacy.com Staff

Bob Marley ( Getty Images/Chris Walter)

Bob Marley and the Wailers brought ska and Jamaican reggae music to an international audience in the 1960s and '70s

NOTABLE DEATHS

Axl Rotten (1971 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Axl Rotten (Photo via Facebook)

Brian Knighton, better known by his professional wrestling name, Axl Rotten, has died in Baltimore according to Us Weekly. He was 44

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died February 7

By: Legacy.com Staff

Dale Evans (Getty/Keystone / Stringer)

Dale Evans earned the title Queen of the Cowgirls for her many Western roles alongside husband Roy Rogers, but to Evans, being a cowgirl meant more than putting

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died February 6

By: Legacy.com Staff

Arthur Ashe (Ed Lacey/Popperfoto)

Arthur Ashe was one of the all-time greats of the tennis world, racking up an impressive string of wins and accolades in his 17-year career

NOTABLE DEATHS

Raphael Schumacher

By: Legacy.com Staff

Raphael Schumacher (Photo via Facebook)

Raphael Schumacher, an Italian actor, has died in a freak accident while performing a hanging scene last weekend in Pisa, Italy, according to multiple news sour

NOTABLE DEATHS

Dan Hicks (1941-2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Dan Hicks (Getty Images/Photo by Sal Idriss/Redferns)

Dan Hicks, musician and founding member of San Francisco’s 1960s psychedelic folk movement, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Associated Press and CBS New

NOTABLE DEATHS

Edgar Mitchell (1930 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Edgar Mitchell (NASA / Wikimedia Commons)

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut who was the 6th man to walk on the moon, has died in Florida, according to The Associated Press. He was 85

NOTABLE DEATHS

Katie May

By: Legacy.com Staff

Katie May (Getty Images)

Katie May, a Sports Illustrated magazine model also known as the Queen of Snapchat, has died of a stroke, according to multiple news sources. She was 34

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born February 5

By: Legacy.com Staff

John Carradine (Getty/ABC Photo Archives)

John Carradine was known as the Voice for his deep, sonorous tones, and Hollywood legend says that his legendary voice was what earned him his first real shot a

THIS IS TERMINAL

Facing Death: Holding On and Letting Go

By: Celeyce Matthews for Zen Hospice Project and Legacy.com

Every death is different; every terminal illness transforms the bodies and hearts of all involved in unique and unfathomable ways. Some people quickly give

NOTABLE DEATHS

Joe Alaskey (1952 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Joe Alaskey

Joe Alaskey, a comedian and Emmy Award-winning voice actor who succeeded Mel Blanc in lending his voice to Bugs Bunny, Tweety and Sylvester, has died, according

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born February 3

By: Legacy.com Staff

Norman Rockwell (Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress)

Norman Rockwell was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century, and his folksy, realistic paintings are immediately recognizable

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born January 30

By: Legacy.com Staff

Dick Martin   (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)

Dick Martin was one-half of Rowan and Martin, the comedy duo that socked it to America with "Laugh-In." The absurd roller coaster was a breakout hit, becoming t

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died January 29

By: Legacy.com Staff

Freddie Prinze (Getty/NBCU Photo Bank)

Freddie Prinze was only 22 when he died, but he made his mark and then some, with a successful stand-up career and a hit sitcom

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born January 28

By: Legacy.com Staff

Jackson Pollock (Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images)

Jackson Pollock was one of the best-known painters of the 20th century, and perhaps one of the most controversial as well

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died February 5

By: Legacy.com Staff

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Getty/Rolls Press/Popperfoto)

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was known as the Giggling Guru, a genial spiritual leader who gathered famous followers around himself as he laughed his way through

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died February 2

By: Legacy.com Staff

Phillip Seymour Hoffman  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Philip Seymour Hoffman swept the awards circuit for his role in 2005's "Capote," walking away with an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a SAG and almost two dozen

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born February 1

By: Legacy.com Staff

Rick James (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Rick James mixed R&B and funk music with the new sounds he was hearing – new wave and punk – to create what he called "punk funk." The combo proved a hit, y

NOTABLE DEATHS

Frank Finlay (1926 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Veteran British character actor Frank Finlay died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, of heart failure after a short illness, the BBC and Los Angeles Times report

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

Born January 31

By: Legacy.com Staff

Jackie Robinson  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base April 15, 1947. He backed it up on the field as well

NOTABLE DEATHS

Paul Kantner (1941 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Paul Kantner (Getty/Wireimage/Tom Hill)

Paul Kantner, a founding member of the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died at 74, according to the San Francisco Gate

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died January 28

By: Legacy.com Staff

Christa McAuliffe (Wikimedia Commons/NASA)

Christa McAuliffe became the most famous teacher in the U.S. as she prepared to reach for the stars aboard the space shuttle Challenger

NOTABLE DEATHS

Abe Vigoda (1921 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Abe Vigoda (Getty Images)

Character actor Abe Vigoda died Tuesday. He was 94.Vigoda died in his sleep, according to his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs

NOTABLE DEATHS

Dave Mirra

By: Legacy.com Staff

Dave Mirra (Associated Press, Ed Reinke)

David Michael "Dave" Mirra, the BMX and X Games star, has died of an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles Times reports

NOTABLE DEATHS

Benoit Violier (1971 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Chef Benoît Violier, whose acclaimed Le Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Lausanne, Switzerland, was ranked recently atop a list of the world's best high-end di

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY

Died January 31

By: Legacy.com Staff

Molly Ivins  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Molly Ivins was known for her rapier wit as she wrote political commentary and a syndicated newspaper column that originated in Texas but resonated with readers

NOTABLE DEATHS

Barney Hall (1932 - 2016)

By: Legacy.com Staff

Barney Hall (Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Barney Hall, the legendary NASCAR broadcaster, died Tuesday from complications following a recent medical procedure at the age of 83