A “Celebration of Life” for René Angélil will be broadcast via live stream today beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PST) live from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The event will feature a series of guest speakers celebrating the life of René Angélil through stories and reminiscences. We hope you will join for the Celebration via live stream on www.reneangelilcelebrationoflife.com.
If you wish to send your condolences to Céline and her family, know that it’s greatly appreciated and you’re welcome to do so here: www.legacy.com/reneangelil.
"My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time... more than you'll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name.
We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us."
On behalf of our family, with all of our love,
Surrounded by his loving family, Daniel Dion, older brother to Celine and eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, passed away peacefully at the age of 59 years old.
After a long battle with cancer, Daniel leaves to mourn his mother Thérèse Tanguay-Dion; his daughters Valérie (Patrick Goyette) and Marie-Michelle; his grandchildren Matis and Laurianne (Valérie); his brothers and sisters Denise (Yvon Dodier), Clément (Denise Dumont), Claudette (Serge Gaudet), Liette (Guy Poirier), Michel (Danièle Corbeil), Louise (Pierre Tremblay), Jacques (Geneviève Garceau), Ghislaine (Jacques Talbot), Linda (Alain Sylvestre), Manon, Paul, Pauline (Marc Martel) and Céline; and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23rd from 2:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-10:00 pm at Salon Charles Rajotte in Repentigny. Funeral services will be held at St-Simon-et-Jude Church in Charlemagne a few days thereafter.
His final days were spent in the care of the staff and volunteers at the palliative care centre Maison Adhémar-Dion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the centre would be appreciated.
The family requests that in honour of their brother’s memory, their privacy be respected in this time of grief.
Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, René Angélil passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016, on the eve of his 74th birthday.
He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man.
All who had the privilege of knowing him and of working closely with him, whether personally or professionally, salute a leader and a man of great intelligence and wisdom.
As her manager, René Angélil made Céline Dion a star of international stature. René and Céline’s actions made a strong and permanent statement shedding light on Québec’s many talents and carrying it all over the world.
For this reason and for many others that bind him to the core values of this country, he has touched people’s hearts. They realize that they have lost a conqueror and a man of great substance and influence. He is now a part of the collective memory of the music industry, be it in Canada or elsewhere in the world.
Son of deceased Alice and Joseph Angélil, he is leaving in grief his beloved wife Céline Dion and their three children, René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy; his first born Patrick (Sophie Danis) son of Denyse Duquette; Anne-Marie (Marc Dupré) and Jean-Pierre (Thi Hong Hoa) children of Anne Renée; his grand-children Alicia and Justin (Patrick), Anthony, Stella and Lenny (Anne-Marie), Rémi (Jean-Pierre); his brother, André Angélil; his cousins, Paul, Robert and Ginette Sara, and his many close friends, relatives, business partners and colleagues.
According to his final wishes, his Funeral will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where 21 years ago, he chose to marry the one who will remain as the great love of his life, the artist for which he had the most respect, the woman who gave him light and happiness until his very last breath.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
A Chapel of Rest will be open to the public to pay a last tribute to René Angélil, on Thursday, January 21 from 2pm to 9pm.
Friday, January 22, 2016
A religious service will be celebrated on Friday, January 22 at 3pm.
In addition, a Celebration of Life will be held in Las Vegas on February 3, 2016 at the Caesars Palace Colosseum from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
The family invites all those who would like to make a contribution to make a donation to the Azar-Angelil Research Chair for ORL Cancer.
Celine performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace cancelled this weekend, Saturday January 16 and Sunday January 17
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Celine performances Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled.
We are sorry, too, for the fans who have travelled to see Celine perform this weekend. Those who purchased tickets with a credit card for the cancelled performances will be automatically refunded. Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund. Ticket holders who purchased through axs.com may call 877.4CELINE or 888.9.AXS.TIX. Fans already in Las Vegas in need of further assistance, please visit the Box Office at The Colosseum.
René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.
On behalf of Celine and her team, we would like to wish you a very happy holiday season.
We hope that your holiday season is full of love, happiness and memories you will cherish always.
She was a young girl with a timid voice full of emotion and charisma.
He had long been one of the great writers of French songs.
She wanted to sing.
He wanted to keep writing.
She thought of him as her father at work and a wonderful friend.
He took her under his wing like a daughter.
She sang her heart out.
He wrote the words.
He called her "mon petit."
She would respond "alors" with a Parisian accent.
They laughed together.
They cared so much for one another.
Today he would have celebrated his 95th birthday.
Their story will continue always and forever.