Celine Dion's brother, Daniel, passes away from cancer days after her husband

Just days after the loss of her husband, Celine Dion faced another tragedy after her brother, Daniel, passed away after his battle with cancer as well.

As previously reported, after René Angélil passed away after battling throat cancer, a rep for Dion confirmed the news about her brother. Dion’s sister, Claudette, said her brother had only “a matter of days or hours.”

Dion and Angélil had been married for 22 years and have three children. It was his wish to die in her arms.

Claudette revealed their brother also had cancer not in the throat, but also the brain and the tongue.

According to People, Dion was very “close with all of her siblings.” Daniel was 59-years-old, 12 years older than Dion.

While the rest of her family were at Daniel’s bedside, Dion was still in Las Vegas planning her husband’s funeral.

A tribute was planned to take place Jan. 23 for Daniel while there will also be a religious funeral held at St.-Simon-et-Jude in Charlamagne Quebec.

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