So heartbreaking. Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, is officially being laid to rest. Thousands of mourners showed up for the funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, and you can watch the sad event unfold right — check out the live stream now.
Our hearts are broken for Celine Dion. The singer’s husband, Rene Angelil, lost his battle with cancer last week, and is being remembered in a beautiful way on Jan. 22. With this being such a publicized, albeit tragic and sad, death, the funeral is being streamed live online — watch here.
The funeral begins at 3 pm ET, and hours before it was even set to start, the line of mourners gathered to pay their respects had wrapped around the block. Celine arrived right on time and walked inside hand-in-hand with her and Rene’s five-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy. They were joined by the couple’s 14-year-old son, Rene-Charles, who spoke during the service. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF RENE’S FUNERAL.
One day earlier, an open casket viewing for Celine’s late manager and husband was also streamed online, and the “Heart Will Go On” singer was once again tasked with holding back tears as she met with everyone who had shown up to remember Rene, who had been battling cancer for years before he died. Fans also gathered at a massive visitation memorial on the evening of Jan. 21, and were joined by Celine’s mother, Therese, in another tribute.
This is an incredibly difficult time for Celine — especially because her brother, Daniel, also lost his cancer battle just days after Rene’s death on Jan. 14. The one solace the 47-year-old had was that her husband made sure she was taken care of after his death, and that meant he planned his entire funeral before passing. The most significant part of that was choosing the Notre-Dame Basilica for a location, because it’s where the couple got married in 1994.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Rene’s funeral? Do you think it was the perfect way to honor him?