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Celine Dion’s Brother Daniel, Dies From Cancer At Age 59

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Two days after losing her husband and manager-mentor, René Angélil, singer Céline Dion has been dealt another blow: the death of her brother Daniel on Saturday, also from cancer.

Dion’s representative, Kim Jakewerth, confirmed his passing to USA TODAY.

He was 59 and the eighth of 14 children in the French-Canadian Dion family. Daniel had two daughters, Valérie and Marie-Michelle and two grandchildren.

He died surrounded by family in the Maison Adhémar-Dion, a hospice in Québec. A memorial service will be held next Saturday, Jan. 23, with a religious funeral to follow a few days later in the family’s hometown of Charlemagne, Québec.

“Taking in consideration the reserved character of their deceased brother, the family wishes respect and discretion from the media,” the Dions said in a statement.

May his soul rest in peace