More sad news for one of the world’s most beloved singers today, as TMZ is reporting that Celine Dion’s brother Daniel Dion has passed away.
The news comes just days after the world learned that Celine’s husband, Rene Angelil, had died from throat cancer.
Daniel, 59, was also battling throat cancer, and it had reportedly spread to his brain and tongue in recent weeks.
Yesterday, Celine’s sister Claudette issued a statement informing the public that Daniel had been given just hours to live.
“It looks a lot like René, he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain,” Claudette told the press.
“He is 59 years old, very young to be the end of life…We are with Daniel, day and night.”
Celine has reportedly canceled all of her upcoming concerts in Las Vegas in order to mourn her husband and brother, and be by her family during this incredibly difficult time.
The singer is keeping a low public profile at the moment, and is expected to remain out of the spotlight for the foreseeable future.
Daniel was one of Celine’s 13 brothers and sisters. He leaves behind three children.
Tragically, sources say Daniel lost his wife to cancer just last year.