Celine Dion Speaks About Late Husband Rene Angelil For First Time At ‘Celebration Of Life’ Ceremony (VIDEO)
Celine Dion spoke about late husband Rene Angelil for the first time at his “Celebration Of Life” ceremony on Wednesday night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. See the video below of the singer’s touching and emotional tribute speech about Angelil, who she said “loved life” and “never hated anyone.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Angelil died on January 14 at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with cancer. On January 21, a public viewing was held in Montreal, where fans of the late music manager could honor his memory. The following day, there was a private funeral for friends and family at the Notre Dame Basilica, where the two had wed in 1994.
On Wednesday, Angelil was remembered on the same stage where Dion performs her Las Vegas show. “Let me start by saying, good evening good friends,” the singer began. “Rene, the love of my life, would be so happy to know we are here together. I feel his love in this room.”
Dion continued, “I feel his strength and his warmth being reflected in all of you. Rene always surrounded me with the best people who believed in us and always worked so hard on our behalf.” She then praised her late husband as a man who “never hated anyone,” asking the audience, “Is it possible someone loves everybody? I don’t think so. But he never told me a person he disliked… He loved life so very much.”
The singer fought to hold back tears during her nearly 20-minute speech, and concluded by saying, “On behalf of my family, thank you again for being here for this beautiful tribute of mon amour, Rene, I love you so much. Merci. Goodnight.” Watch Dion’s touching tribute below, which begins at around the 2 hour and 8 minute mark.