LOS VEGAS (CBSLA.com)  —  Two days after losing her husband to cancer, singer Celine Dion has lost an older brother to the disease.

A spokesperson for the acclaimed singer said Daniel Dion, 59, died Saturday surrounded by family after battling cancer for several years. He died in a care center outside Quebec.

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The statement called Dion “a gentle and reserved man of many talents.”

He was one of 14 Dion children. Dion had two daughters.

Celine Dion’s husband, who was also her manager, Rene Angelil died Thursday at the age of 73.

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Angelil died after a long fight against throat cancer. He died in Las Vegas where Celine has been headlining at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  She canceled shows this weekend but told her fans she would be back on stage next month and resume her regular show schedule.

Her husband and use was remembered on the Caesars marquee Thursday: “We will miss you friend.”


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