Céline Dion's brother Daniel, 59, has died

Death comes two days after the death of her husband, René Angélil

Daniel Dion

Daniel Dion was 59. (Radio-Canada)



Daniel Dion, a brother of pop singer Céline Dion, has died.

His death Saturday was confirmed by the office of Céline Dion's publicist, Francine Chaloult.

News emerged yesterday that Daniel Dion, 59, had cancer and didn't have long to live.

His death comes two days after the death of Céline Dion's husband and long-time manager, René Angélil, after a long battle with throat cancer.

Daniel Dion was one of the 14 Dion siblings and the eighth child born to Thérèse and Adhémar Dion. 

His sister Claudette Dion told Le Journal de Montréal on Friday that her brother had only days or hours to live. She added that he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain.

Céline Dion's husband, René Angélil, died Thursday in the suburban Las Vegas home in Henderson, Nevada, that he shared with her and their three children.

Daniel Dion's funeral will take place at St-Simon-et-Jude de Charlemagne church in Repentigny, Que.

The date has yet to be announced.

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