The brother of Celine Dion has passed away, just two days after the death of the singer’s husband.
Dion’s husband René Angélil – also her manager – died from throat cancer on Thursday (January 14) at the age of 73. Her brother Daniel died on Saturday (January 16), reports state.
Daniel, 59, had been battling brain, tongue and throat cancer. Billboard have confirmed the news of his death.
Dion cancelled a number of live shows following her husband’s death. Dion had been due to play Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace on Saturday (January 16) and Sunday (January 17), with both shows now cancelled. Ticket purchases will be refunded.
It is not known whether Dion’s next scheduled show (February 23) will be affected by the news.
Dion had been preparing for her husband’s death in recent times and told USA Today in August 2015: “When it hits me, it’s going to hit me”.