Days After Husband's Death, Celine Dion's Brother Dies

Daniel Dion was 59
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2016 3:17 PM CST
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(Newser) – Just two days after her husband succumbed to throat cancer, singer Celine Dion's older brother has died. Daniel Dion had been suffering from brain, tongue, and throat cancer and died early Saturday in Montreal at age 59, TMZ reports. Sister Claudette tells the French-language Le Journal de Montréal, "He was ready and he no longer suffers. It was serene," reports E! Online, which notes he was the eighth in a family of 14 kids.

Dion has said the funeral for her husband, René Angélil, 73, will be held next week at Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica, where the couple married in 1994. "He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man," reads a post on her Facebook page. Dion, 47, has not commented on her brother's death, according to E! (Read more Celine Dion stories.)

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