René Angélil funeral to cost Quebec $50K
Final tally of national service for Céline Dion's husband totals $700,000
Quebec's government is kicking in nearly $50,000 dollars to cover the funeral costs of René Angélil.
The province offered to play a role in January's funeral of Céline Dion's late husband.
A Quebec media outlet, Cogeco Nouvelles, obtained documents suggesting the final tally for the funeral came in at $700,000 dollars.
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The province says on top of contributing more than $49,000 dollars, it will pick up the tab for specific expenses such as photography, flowers and the registry of condolences.
The production house owned by Dion and Angélil would not confirm or deny the funeral costs.
Angélil died of throat cancer in Las Vegas at the age of 73.
His funeral was held at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica on Jan. 22 and was attended by more than 2,000 people.
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