Wednesday 26 July 2017

More heartbreak for Celine Dion as her brother also battles cancer, and fights for his life

Rene Angelil with wife Celine Dion
Rene Angelil with wife Celine Dion
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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CELINE DION has been dealt another blow as she mourns the death of her husband Rene Angelil - her brother is also fighting for his life.

Multiple reports suggest the singer's 59-year-old sibling Daniel is also battling cancer, and has been given days to live.

Rene, 73, lost his fight with the disease on Thursday.

Daniel is suffering with brain, tongue and throat cancer, and his loved ones fear he may not make it through another week.

A representative for the star has confirmed her brother, one of Celine's 13 siblings, is close to death as the family gathers by his side in Montreal, Canada.

"It could be any day now," a source told People.com. "No one knows how long he has. Celine had heard that he might pass on Tuesday but he seems to be holding on."

Singer Celine Dion and her husband and manager Rene Angelil pose after Dion performed at the 41st annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the South Coast Hotel & Casino September 3, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Singer Celine Dion and her husband and manager Rene Angelil pose after Dion performed at the 41st annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the South Coast Hotel & Casino September 3, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil attend 'BAMBI Awards 2012' at the Stadthalle Duesseldorf on November 22, 2012 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Following her husband's passing on Thursday, the My Heart Will Go On singer cancelled her scheduled weekend concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

"They're close," the insider added. "She's close with all of her siblings. It's hard. Celine is still in Vegas with her kids making plans for (her husband's) funeral. It's a typical grieving process. There's moments of shed tears, moments of memories and laughter. She's grieving the loss of her husband."

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