Celine Dion to Sing at Husband’s Funeral?

750px-Celine_Dion_en_conciertoCeline Dion was rumored to be sending off her husband, René Angélil, to his final resting place by singing a song. But a rep has clarified the details.

Speaking exclusively to Hollywood Life, Celine’s rep denies that the singer had been planning to perform at her husband’s funeral. The family will be taking a quiet and private time instead, as they grieve the loss of their beloved.

Angélil, 73, had been married to Celine for 21 years and they had two children together. She was her manager for more than 30 years. His battle with cancer began in 1998, but only stepped down as her manager a few years ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Back in 2015, Celine had been vocal about the fact that her husband has only a few months left, but she maintained a positive attitude about it. “She knows that she needs to be strong for her kids and strong for him as well,” according to psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert via Closer Weekly.

A post on Celine’s official Facebook page confirmed Angélil’s death on Jan. 14 and the singer’s grief was compounded by the death of one of her brothers, also from cancer, two days after.  Celine has temporarily halted her Las Vegas shows in light of these recent events in her family.

Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, René Angélil passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016, on the eve of…

Posted by Celine Dion on Friday, January 15, 2016

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