Celine Dion Loses Her Brother to Cancer Just Two Days After Husband's Death

celine dionMore heartbreaking news for Celine Dion: Just two days after her husband, Rene Angelil, passed away, her brother Daniel died on Saturday following a battle with multiple forms of cancer. He was 59 years old.

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Daniel was one of Celine's 13 brothers and sisters, but the siblings were reportedly "close," and Celine must be absolutely devastated to lose two of the most important men in her life within mere hours of each other. A statement released by the family said that Daniel, a father of two, will be remembered as "a gentle and reserved man of many talents." A tribute is planned for January 23, with a funeral service to be held several days later. 

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Angelil, meanwhile, passed away on Thursday (also from cancer) at his home in Las Vegas under the care of a physician. He was 73. Angelil and Celine had three children together: twin boys Nelson and Eddy, 5, and Rene-Charles, 14.

Poor Celine! I just can't imagine how she must be feeling at this point, to suffer so much loss in such a short period of time. I'm sure her first priority is staying strong for her three children, but that's got to feel like a pretty tall order right now. Thankfully she has plenty of family to lean on for support, not to mention the love and well wishes of thousands and thousands of fans.

Our thoughts are with you, Celine!


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