Céline Dion will hold a tribute concert in memory of her late husband René Angélil at the Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas on February 3. The event is being dubbed a “Celebration of Life,” in which the singer will honor Angélil’s memory.
As Gossip Cop reported, Angélil died at their Las Vegas home on Thursday following a lengthy battle with throat cancer. He was first diagnosed with the disease in 1998, and his health seemed to have improved until 2014 when the cancer returned.
The 73-year-old former musician discovered Dion when she was just a teen. The two later got married in 1994, and had three children together, René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twin boys Nelson and Eddy. In Angélil’s obituary, Dion is described as “the great love of his life, the artist for which he had the most respect, the woman who gave him light and happiness until his very last breath.”
Angélil’s funeral will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, the same cathedral where he and Dion were married 21 years ago. On January 21, there will be a public viewing, where fans can pay their respects to Angélil, followed the next day by a religious ceremony for friends and family. In addition to the children he had with Dion, Angélil is also survived by his three older children from previous marriages.
Once again, Gossip Cop sends our thoughts and prayers to Dion and Angélil’s family during this difficult time.