Sources say that Celine Dion’s older brother is on his deathbed and only has hours to live after a fight with cancer. This news come in less than 24 hours after the death of Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, who also died of cancer. Daniel, 59, has been fighting brain, tongue and throat cancer in Celine’s native Montreal according to his sister, Claudette. He’s surrounded by family, including their 89-year-old mother, but it’s so bad the family doesn’t think he’ll make it through another week. Rene also died of throat cancer.
We truly feel for Celine Dion at this time. It’s been a most difficult week in celebrity deaths. First David Bowie was taken from all of us due to his year long battle with cancer. Then Alan Rickman passed at the age of 69, also due to cancer. And just yesterday it was Rene who passed away from cancer at the age of 73.
It’s horrific that we have to report on this but it’s our job. RIP to these great men and all the work they’ve done. While we pray for a miracle that Daniel recovers, right now it’s not looking likely.