Celine Dion Discusses Husband Rene Angelil’s Death

Celine Dion is opening up about husband’s Rene Angelil’s death earlier this year.

Angelil died Jan. 14 at 73 after a long battle with throat cancer.

Dion told ABC News that even though Angelil’s death was expected, “you’re never ready for something like this to happen.”

Two days after Angelil died, she says her brother, Daniel Dion, died of a similar cancer on Angelil’s birthday. She says she believes that her husband came and got her brother, because he was “too weak to fly on his own.”

Photo: Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press, file
With Rene Angelil after the singer was decorated with the Order of Canada in Quebec City.

Angelil discovered the singer when she was 12 and later became her manager. She says it’s hard to make decisions without his guidance.