Céline Dion Loses Brother to Cancer 2 Days after Her Husband’s Death

Celine Dion & Husband Rene

Celine Dion & Husband Rene

Legendary singer Celine Dion has lost her brother Daniel Dion, aged 59, to cancer, two days after her husband of 21 years, René Angélil, 73 passed away at home in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, also due to cancer.

Rene was a music manager who discovered Celine Dion when she was 12. Parents of three kids together, they had just celebrated their wedding anniversary last month, in December 2015.

Celine’s brother Daniel also died today in their hometown of Montreal in Canada.

Their sister Claudette told the Journal of Montreal  how hard their family has been hit by the double tragedy.

“It’s very painful. It’s a matter of days or hours … It looks a lot like Rene, he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. Our family is very experienced.”

The Dion family (of which Daniel was the 8th out of 14 children), released a statement saying he will be remembered as “a gentle and reserved man of many talents”.

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17 Comments on Céline Dion Loses Brother to Cancer 2 Days after Her Husband’s Death
  • jasmine January 16, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Not again??? Ha! I pity celine

  • lily matty January 16, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    eyyaaaa….. may their soul rest in peace.. take heart Dion’s family

  • zeal January 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    And they all seem to be dying in one month!!!!!! Very scary o, this cancer thing is not smiling at all, let us be careful o biko. R.I.P Sir.

  • Rhonyi January 16, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    What is happening? This is so unfortunate. May the Almighty give Celine the strength to bear her losses. Rip Daniel Dion

  • Sandra January 16, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Am really hot by this news,awww I love Celine Dion as if she was my mum,all this sad things happening to one person is too much,Jesus pls fix it already,may the soul of Rene and the Soul of Daniel rest in peace amen.

  • ElessarisElendil January 17, 2016 at 12:55 am


    Its really easy to be self absorbed until you remember how tragic life can be. My condolences.

  • ATL’s finest January 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Oh NO ?????Celine honey be strong .. This is such a horrible news. Baba God this year just started hmm. May God comfort her and her fam

  • Honeycrown January 17, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Sad! RIP…..

  • nene+ January 17, 2016 at 2:10 am

    My sympathy is with Celine on these! Too much at a time!
    I pray these cancers be easily cured very soon! Earnestly waiting for mission control on Moonshot to end the evil cancer!

    Please God take this evil sickness away from mankind! Sad!

    I fear eating every thing these days! GMO, Inorganic, Hmmm should I just start drinking garri produced only in the village and wait till the tomatoes and pepper I planted produce? Couldn’t even trust those over fine tomatoes sold in Nigeria! No one tells you if it’s organic or not? What about all the air and water pollutants in our heavy industrialised world?

    RIP Rene and Daniel.

  • I’m really hot January 17, 2016 at 3:07 am

    You’re really what? Not today please.

    • ATL’s finest January 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Haba come off it. @ Sandra just made a mistake & like U said, not today 🙂

    • Double b January 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Dont stress it just correct it. Common☺

  • Reekaddict till infinity January 17, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Take heart dear God knows best…..may their soul rest in perfect peace(amen). Y is cancer common among the white? Pls I nid to know…..

  • Ephraim Luke January 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Take heart Celin, may the Almighty God give you and the entire family of de Dions’ the fortitude to bear those unreplaceable losses…

  • ij January 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Cancer sucks,it just sucks

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