René Angélil funeral to cost Quebec $50K

Quebec's government is kicking in nearly $50,000 dollars to cover the funeral costs of René Angélil.

Final tally of national service for Céline Dion's husband totals $700,000

Céline Dion, with sons Eddy and Nelson, and René-Charles Angélil, stand before her late husband René Angélil's casket at Notre-Dame Basilica on Jan. 22, 2016, in Montreal. The funeral cost $700,000 in total and the province will kick in $50,000, according to a media report. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

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.

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.

The marquee at Caesars Palace shows a tribute to René Angélil, husband of singer Céline Dion, on Jan. 14, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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