HollywoodLife.com spoke with Celine Dion’s rep who tells us that Celine’s brother is currently on his deathbed with cancer, only one day after Celine lost her husband, Rene Angelil to the same disease.
Celine Dion is living a nightmare. Not only did she lose her longtime husband Rene Angelil, 73, on Jan. 14 but HollywoodLife.com can exclusively confirm that her 59-year-old brother, Daniel Dion, is dying of a very similar throat cancer. We spoke with Celine’s rep Kim Jakwerth, who tells us that Celine is heartbroken over not only the passing of her husband but of the impending death of her brother.
HollywoodLife.com spoke to Celine’s rep who tells us that Celine’s family, including her 89-year-old mother, is by Daniel’s bedside at a hospital in Montreal, Canada. “They put Celine’s mother on a private jet on Monday and he’s still alive,” a source close to Celine tells HollywoodLife.com. “He was supposed to pass away already. It can happen at any moment.” The insider tells us that Celine is not there and is currently in Las Vegas, “grieving and trying to put together [Rene’s] funeral plans.”
Celine’s brother has brain, throat and tongue cancer, according to TMZ. “He had cancer sort of like Renee,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. “This is the brother that lost his wife to cancer last year. He was supposed to die on Tuesday and now it’s Friday … so there is no telling but it could be at any time.” This is just horrible news. Celine’s husband died of throat cancer on Jan. 14 at their home in Las Vegas, surrounded by family.
The source also told us that although Celine is devastated to lose both of these men in the same week, she will most likely return to her Las Vegas residency on Feb. 23 at Caesars Palace. “She has to get through [Rene’s] funeral and her brother’s [funeral]. I can’t see her not going back but I don’t know.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts go out to Celine and her family during this tragic time.