Celine Dion NOT Singing At Rene Angelil’s Funeral, Despite Fabricated Report (EXCLUSIVE)
Celine Dion is NOT performing at Rene Angelil’s funeral, despite a fabricated report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. A rep for Dion confirms to us she has no plans to sing at the mournful event.
Not surprisingly, the allegation comes from the fabrication factory known as HollywoodLife. Apparently not even a tragic death is enough to stop the disreputable webloid from spreading false information. In this poorly-reported piece (if the site even bothered to do any reporting at all and didn’t just make it all up), it’s claimed, “Celine plans to declare her love for Rene once more at his funeral with a touching performance dedicated to him and their life together.”
A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “She wants to honor her husband in song and is looking to perform at his funeral.” The story goes on, “Although it is still unclear what song she would sing, sources are speculating that she may perform her love ballad, ‘Because You Loved Me.’ What a perfect, yet heartbreaking choice that would be.”
What’s really heartbreaking here is that HollywoodLies is running a facts-free allegation about a grieving widow. Dion, who lost her brother just two days after Angelil’s passing, and her family have enough to deal with right now without the added nuisance of a bad blog sparking wrong rumors. A rep for the superstar exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “Celine is not performing at the funeral nor was she ever thinking of it.”
What’s more, Gossip Cop also spoke to an insider close to Dion, who further tells us the claim is “totally made up.” “She’s grieving,” our source rightfully points out, expressing disgust with HollywoodLife for its fake “exclusive.” Snipes our contact, “What do they think this is, a concert? Come on!”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Dion is planning to have a separate tribute held in Angelil’s honor next month at an appropriate place and time. The “Celebration Of Life,” to be held at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, is scheduled for February 3. Angelil’s funeral will be held this Friday at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, the same church where he and Dion wed. Gossip Cop will continue to have coverage as appropriate.
One last thing: In addition to publishing 100 percent inaccurate information about the funeral, HollywoodLife also had the gall to include a partner link to Amazon encouraging readers to listen to Dion’s music, knowing it would get paid for each click. The outlet, which scrambled to change its story after catching wind of our exclusive bust, is truly the lowest of the low.