Tuesday 27 September 2016

Celine Dion attends funeral of her brother just two days after saying goodbye to husband Rene-Charles

Published 24/01/2016 | 14:57

Recording artist Celine Dion attends the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Recording artist Celine Dion attends the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion pays her last respects to husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion and immediate family and close friends pay their last respect to Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Ladislas Kadyszewski / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion and her sons Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil attend the funeral of Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
A general view of atmosphere during the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Rene-Charles Angelil (L) and recording artist Celine Dion attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Recording artist Celine Dion, children Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil, Nelson Angelil and Therese Dion attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Kate Hutchinson/Getty Images)
Recording artist Celine Dion and children Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
A general view of atmosphere during the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
A general view of atmosphere during the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Celine Dion and sons Rene-Charles Angelil, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion and her son Rene-Charles Angelil speak to the priest during the funeral service for Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion, son Rene-Charles Angelil and immediate family and close friends pay their last respect to Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
Rene-Charles Angelil (L) and recording artist Celine Dion attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/WireImage)

Celine Dion has said her final goodbyes to her brother Daniel just two days after the funeral of her husband Rene-Charles Angelil in Montreal.

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The singer’s life has been devastated by the loss of her husband (73) and her 59-year-old brother who died within two days of each other after battles with cancer.

Celine and her children Rene Charles (14), and twins Eddy and Nelson (5) celebrated her husband’s life in a state funeral in Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica on Friday and the performer travelled to Quebec City for her brother’s wake on Saturday.

In stark contrast to Rene-Charles’ state funeral, which was attended by thousands of fans and broadcast all over the world, Celine’s family has requested a private ceremony for Daniel in Quebec.

Celine’s children did not attend today’s ceremony for their uncle.

At the funeral of his father on Friday, Celine's 14-year-old son Rene-Charles made his mum proud by delivering a heartfelt tribute and a promise to live up to his dad's standards.

Daniel Dion, the late brother of Celine Dion.
Daniel Dion, the late brother of Celine Dion.

The teenager arrived at the Notre-Dame Basilica with his mother and twin brothers, Nelson and Eddy, and comforted Celine throughout the service, which was streamed online and telecast in Canada.  The family were also joined by Angelil's adult sons Patrick and Jean-Pierre from a previous marriage.

The singer looked on proudly as Rene-Charles addressed the thousands of mourners first in French and then in English.

He said, "Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father."

The teen then attempted to lighten the mood in the church as he talked about sharing his late dad's passion for golf, poker and "smoked meats".

"You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers," he added.

"I'll make sure to pass on what I've learned from you.

Singer Celine Dion is embraced by her husband and manager Rene Angelil and their son Rene-Charles Angelil after the final performance of her show
Singer Celine Dion is embraced by her husband and manager Rene Angelil and their son Rene-Charles Angelil after the final performance of her show "A New Day..." at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace December 15, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"You are a tough act to follow... but I promise you here that we're all going to live up to your standards."

His speech drew applause from the masses, as he returned to sit next to his mother.

Celine and her manager of over 30 years wed in 1994.

In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion pays her last respects to husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion pays her last respects to husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)

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