Celine Dion See 1st photos from singer's husband's solemn memorial

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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