Celine Dion's kin facing death
Daniel Dion, 59, one of Celine Dion’s 13 siblings, has cancer and may have only a matter of days to live, sister Claudette Dion told a newspaper. “It’s very painful. It’s a matter of days or hours,” she told the paper after visiting her brother in the hospital.
Celine Dion, 47, asked for privacy after she announced on Thursday the death of her husband and long-time manager, René Angélil, at the age of 73 after a long battle with throat cancer.
The Canadian entertainment manager, who discovered Dion when she was 12-years-old and drove her career to stardom, married her in 1994 at a lavish wedding in Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica.
The couple have three sons, René-Charles, 14, and five year old twins Nelson and Eddy.
Angélil’s illness, first diagnosed in 1999, prompted Dion to put her career on hold in 2014, suspending her Las Vegas residency. Dion said he supported her later return to the stage.
She has not made any recent comments on the site about her brother.