Sad news on top of sad news. Just two days after her husband Rene’s’s death, Celine Dion’s brother, Daniel Dion has died. A statement read,
“Battling cancer for a few years, it’s in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died today, January 16. His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and presonnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne Québec.”
A tribute will be held January 23 at Salon Charles Rajotte in Repentigny, and will be followed by a funeral at St. Simon et Jude in Charlemagne, Québec.
Daniel was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, who had a total of 13 children. He is survived by his two daughters, Valérie and Marie-Michelle.
Celiné Dion had cancelled her Vegas show until the beginning of February after her husband’s death. (Top left, Pacific Coast News/ right, Getty; via BuzzFeed)