Celine Dion has faced quite a bit of tragedy this year.
As you may recall, The Power of Love singer lost both her husband René Angélil and her brother Daniel Dion to cancer within a matter of days back in January. How sad!
While the course of these events were absolutely heartbreaking, Miz Dion has since realized the timing of these deaths eventually benefited her family. Huh?
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The Grammy winner explained:
"René escorted my brother. It was perfect."
Apparently, as both of the men neared death, Celine began to panic that she may not be with her boys if René died after Daniel — as she would've been in Montreal. She pondered:
"What happens to my children if my husband passes away while I'm gone?"
However, it ended up being the industry vet that passed before his brother-in-law. In fact, Daniel died on what would've been Angélil's 74th birthday.
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"He took him under his wings, and he said 'You know, I'll take good care of him.'"
Obviously, Daniel's death was particularly hard on the superstar's mother Thérése. On her brother's passing, the mother of three added:
"It was hard for my mom…I said you know what mom, 'You gave birth and you took him back. You took his hand from the beginning to the end.' Me, if I see one of my son's dying and I know he's gonna die, I want to be there to give him a hand. Then I'll deal with my own feelings."
Now, Thérése is said to be doing "really well".
Our thoughts go out to the entire Dion/Angélil family as they continue to mourn the lose of René and Daniel.
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]
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