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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Emotional Celine Dion leads second day of mourning for her late husband

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion led hundreds of mourners in an emotional final farewell to her late husband René Angélil on Friday.
The heartbroken singer elegantly dressed in a black full-sleeve dress and a long black veil managed to maintain her composure for the touching ceremony remembering the showbiz manager at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.

She was joined by her three children. Older son René Charles, 14, escorted his elderly grandmother Thérèse, 88, into the service,while Celine walked in gripping the hands of her twin five-year-old sons Nelson and Eddy,

A huge number of well-wishers also gathered for the 'national funeral' service - filling the aisles of the church and the area outside.

A national funeral is the closest a non-politician can get to a state funeral in Canada and is in-part paid for by the government. The couple are so popular in the province and the country at large that Angélil and his grieving wife were offered the highest honor.

Also in attendance was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, and federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Jol.