Celine Dion Breaks Silence On Husband Rene Angelil’s Death — SEE STATEMENT
As Gossip Cop reported, Angelil died on January 14 after a lengthy battle with cancer. A funeral service, which was live streamed for fans around the world to watch online, took place last Friday (see photo right). Now one week later, Dion is speaking out publicly for the first time.
The superstar says in a statement posted on her official website, “My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time… more than you’ll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name,” continues Dion. “We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us.”
Dion signs the note on behalf of her family, including her sons with Angelil (Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy) and the late music manager’s adult children. The singer is expected to partake in a tribute concert to Angelil at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas next week.