Thousands of mourners who showed up for the visitation had the chance to meet and greet the 47-year-old songstress at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal.
Official pictures of Celine Dion's memorial service for late husband and manager, Rene Angelil have been released. They show the Canadian singer and her brave son, Rene-Charles paying their last respect to the fallen star.
Thousands of mourners who showed up for the visitation had the chance to meet and greet the 47-year-old songstress at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal . After a private memorial service for friends and family members, Dion stood by an open casket for seven hours to receive well-wishes and condolences.
The photographs, which show the strain of the day on the faces of all involved, were released by Feeling Productions Inc., the company owned by Angélil .
Later today, Friday, January 22, Angélil will be laid to rest at a national funeral which will be held at the same church, the Notre-Dame Basilica, where Dion and her husband were married in 1994. The funeral will be live-streamed around the world.
Angélil died at his home in Nevada at the age of 73 on Thursday, January 14, following a long battle with throat cancer.