Celine Dion joined fans of René Angélil‘s as they paid their final respects during a visitation on Thursday at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.
The 47-year-old performer hid her face behind a black veil and had tears in her eyes in a video shared by Global News.
Angélil died of throat cancer at the age of 73 on January 14. A national funeral for Angélil will be held Friday at the same church beginning at 3 p.m. The flag at the Quebec National Assembly will fly at half-mast.Despite her grief, the star told People magazine that she was thankful to those who have kept her family in their thoughts at this tragic time.
Speaking of those who lined up to pay their respects in particular, Celine told People: ‘The support we’ve received has been such a blessing.’
Also at the service was her mother Thérèse, 88, and René’s brother André his sons Patrick and Jean-Pierrem, daughter Anne-Marie Angelil as well as Celine’s eldest René-Charles, aged 14, who is named after his late father.By the performer’s side was her eldest son René-Charles, aged 14, who wore a dark suit and tie