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Celebrities Pray for Celine Dion as She Mourns Death of Husband and Brother

Celebrities Pray for Celine Dion as She Mourns Death of Husband and Brother

Canadian singer Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil pose after receiving the Order of Canada from Canada's Governor General David Johnston at the Citadelle in Quebec City, July 26, 2013. | (Photo: Reuters/Mathieu Belanger)

Celine Dion, arguably one of the best recording artists of our time, is receiving a flood of support  from her supporters and celebrity colleagues after the deaths of both her husband and brother.

"René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," a representative of Dion's family said. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment."

Dion's husband died on Jan. 14 after battling throat cancer and just days later, on Jan. 16, Dion's website announced that her brother, Daniel, 59, also died after losing his battle to brain, tongue and throat cancer.

Canadian singer Celine Dion | Reuters/File

Even though the "My Heart Will Go On" singer has not spoken publicly, her peers in mainstream entertainment have sent Dion messages on Twitter vowing to pray for her and her family.

"My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Celine and her family on the passing of René. He fought a long hard battle," Country star Reba McEntire tweeted.

LeAnn Rimes, another southern belle, wrote, "My heart and so many prayers go out to the sweet @celinedion She has the biggest heart that I'm sure is broken. R.I.P. Rene."

Music stars were not the only one's who reached out to Dion, health expert Dr. Oz also wrote to her, saying, "I'm so sorry for your loss, @celinedion! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Gospel singer and former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams expressed her love for the Nevada resident and likewise offered prayers for her family.

Pop star Ariana Grande also tweeted, "my heart is just breaking for @celinedion. Sending all the love and prayers imaginable."

As well as being her spouse, Angelil was also Dion's manager for decades, molding her from a timid French-speaking Canadian songstress into one of the most popular singers in the pop world. The couple had three children, two of them being a set of twins.

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