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Celine Dion’s Husband René Angélil Lying In State At Memorial [PHOTOS]

Mourning: 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 MontrealCeline 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.A prayer before the last farewell: The singing sensation approached the open casket with her head down and wearing a black coat, gloves and pumpsDespite 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.A touching moment: The Grammy winner laid her left hand on her late husband as family gathered nearHer biggest supporter: By the performer's side was her eldest son René-Charles, aged 14, who wore a dark suit and tieBy the performer’s side was her eldest son René-Charles, aged 14, who wore a dark suit and tieAt times she broke down in tears: The Because You Loved Me crooner was seen with a white handkerchief which she used oftenFacing a hard change: The manager had battled cancer on and off since 1999She had time for others: The beauty made sure her makeup was done nicely as she greeted fan after fan with a handshakeHis farewell: The music manager lay in an open casket as fans poured into the church to see himThere were flowers everywhere: An aerial view of the ceremony that saw hydrangeas in tall vases and ushers in the distanceAnnouncement: The singer used Twitter to inform her fans they could watch her husband's state funeral online on Friday

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