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Sunday 24 January 2016

Celine Dion: René Angélil Funeral, Son's Eulogy: VIDEO

As far as heartbreaks go, this one was always going to be huge: the death of René Angélil, the husband go singer Celine Dion, their 21 year marriage played out so publicly, a couple deeply in love, after starting off as her manager, then becoming a couple, then marrying, being open about their struggle to have kids together (Dion and Angélil's three sons are – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy; René has three adult children from his first marriage), becoming parents, and talking openly about his struggle with cancer.

Last week, René lost his battle - just two days shy of his 74th birthday. Two days after René's death, Celine's brother Daniel died of cancer also, on his René's birthday. What a horrible time for Celine and her family.

Here is their son René Charles at his father's funeral overnight, delivering the eulogy. Such maturity for a 15 year old:

Here is a People mag report on the goings on in the past week, of Celine's world:

Read more here.

Photo: CBC News

Photo: Getty
The back of the program for the funeral service
René Charles delivers the eulogy for his father René: CBC News

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