Celine Dion Mourns Her Brother, Daniel, During Memorial One Day After Her Husband's Funeral
By John Boone
It has been a week of heartbreaking goodbyes for Celine Dion.
Just one day after attending her late husband's funeral, the singer mourned her brother, Daniel Dion, during a private memorial service with her family. Daniel died at age 59, two days after Celine’s husband, René Angélil, 73, passed away. Both men had been battling cancer.
On Friday, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer and her sons, 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy and 14-year-old Rene-Charles, mourned René at his state funeral at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal.
"I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony," Celine wrote of her husband, the legendary Canadian singer and manager, in a program at his wake. "The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realized that if he ever left us, I would have to continue for him, without him."
Meanwhile, Rene-Charles spoke of his father at the state funeral. You can hear his touching words in the video below.