Celine Dion has shared an emotional video featuring great memories with her late husband Rene Angelil to mark the first anniversary of his death.
“Today, January 14th, it’s been a year since René left us. He will always be in our hearts,” the singer’s team captioned the video on her Facebook account.
The video shows moments including the couple’s three sons – Rene-Charles, 15, and six-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – as well as memories of them meeting such dignitaries as Nelson Mandela and the Pope.
Celine Dion is giving her fans a rare look inside her family’s home in this adorable photo from the holidays!
The singer took to Instagram to share a memory from the holidays before getting back to work on her Vegas residency. Celine is resuming performances for the new year on Tuesday (January 17).
“Holiday memories! Now time to get back to work!” she captioned the image, which features her and her three kids – Rene-Charles, 15, and six-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – sitting in front of their Christmas tree.
Celine Dion is reaching out to her fans to thank them for their support following her late husband Rene Angelil‘s funeral last week.
“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,” the 47-year-old singer wrote in a statement on her website.
“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,” Celine added. “We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us.”
Celine Dion lays her head down on her late husband Rene Angelil‘s casket before it is taken away at his funeral on Friday (January 22) at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.
The 47-year-old singer and her three children – Rene-Charles, 14, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – stood in front of the casket outside of the church for several minutes until the bells rung and it was placed in the hearse.
Celine remained strong throughout the service and her music played as she entered and left the church.
Celine Dion holds the hands of her five-year-old twin sons Nelson and Eddy as they head into Notre-Dame Basilica for Rene Angelil‘s funeral on Friday (January 22) in Montreal, Canada.
The 47-year-old singer’s son Rene-Charles, almost 15, walked into the church behind them.
Celine did not speak at all during the funeral, but her music played several times throughout the service. The entire two-hour service was live streamed online so the public could grieve with the family, as per Rene‘s wishes.
Celine Dion‘s nearly 15-year-old son Rene-Charles Angelil gives a speech to honor his late father at his funeral held on Friday afternoon (January 22) at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada.
“Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father. You had a busy life, but we were communicating through golf, hockey, poker, and smoked meat,” Rene-Charles started his speech.
“And a lot of other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by. You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers [Nelson and Eddy]. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you,” Rene-Charles continued. “You are a tough act to follow, but with your help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”
Rene-Charles Angelil Gives Speech at His Dad’s Funeral
Celine Dion and her son Rene Angelil Jr., 14, pose for a photo in front of Canadian hockey player P.K. Subban‘s jersey in this new photo posted to Instagram.
The 47-year-old entertainer’s son with Rene Angelil Sr. looks all grown up! On Wednesday (October 15), Celine took her twin sons Eddy and Nelson, who will be turning five soon, to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.