Celine Dion shares tribute to late husband Rene Angelil on sixth anniversary of ...

Celine Dion shares tribute to late husband Rene Angelil on sixth anniversary of ...
Celine Dion shares tribute to late husband Rene Angelil on sixth anniversary of ...

Celine Dion shared a tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil this Friday, the sixth anniversary of his death.

She began with lyrics from her 2019 song Courage: 'I would be lying if I said I’m fine, I think of you at least a hundred times, cause in the echo of my voice I hear your words just like you’re there…'

The 53-year-old pop star concluded the message by writing simply: 'I miss you,' repeating the sentiment in her native French. 

Departed: Celine Dion shared a tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil this Friday, the sixth anniversary of his death; the duo are pictured in 2012

Departed: Celine Dion shared a tribute to her late husband Rene Angelil this Friday, the sixth anniversary of his death; the duo are pictured in 2012

Celine shares three sons with her late husband, who died in 2016 aged 73 of a heart attack - Rene-Charles, 20, and twins Nelson and Eddy, 11.

She met Rene in Canada when she was a 12-year-old aspiring singer and he was already 38. He became her manager. 

His dedication to nurturing her career reportedly drove him to mortgage his home so that he could provide funding for her 1981 debut album La Voix du bon Dieu.

Rene and Celine officially began dating in 1987 - when she was just 19 years old and he was 45 - and in 1991 they got engaged.

In memoriam: The 53-year-old pop star concluded the message by writing simply: 'I miss you,' repeating the sentiment in her native French

In memoriam: The 53-year-old pop star concluded the message by writing simply: 'I miss you,' repeating the sentiment in her native French

It was only in 1993, however, that she publicized their romance, slipping the announcement into the liner notes of her album The Colour Of My Love.

In December 1994 they married in Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica, which became the venue for their eldest son Rene-Charles' christening and Rene's funeral.

Rene died at 73 of a heart attack while suffering from terminal throat cancer in January 2016. Two days later, Celine lost her brother Daniel to throat cancer. 

That August, Celine released a tribute album to him in French entitled Encore un soir, with a single of the same name that was a hit in francophone markets.   

Throwback: Rene and Celine officially began dating in 1987 - when she was just 19 years old and he was 45 - and in 1991 they got engaged; they are pictured together in 1990

Throwback: Rene and Celine officially began

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