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Rest In Peace! Céline Dion Cries In Front Of René Angélil’s Open Casket During Memorial Service

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Jan. 22 2016, Updated 7:18 p.m. ET

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Céline Dion along with friends, family and fans paid their respects for her late husband René Angélil at his memorial service on Jan. 21.

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The open-casket ceremony was held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada on Jan. 21.

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The singer’s husband of 22 years wore a black suit and glasses for the memorial, but the casket was closed for the private funeral on Jan. 22.

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René Angélil died on Jan. 14 after a battle with throat cancer for more than 15 years. Angélil was Dion’s manager and mentor and they have three children together–René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy. René is also survived by children from a previous relationship, Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre.

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At his memorial service on Jan. 21, Dion thanked fans, friends and family for their support during the difficult time. "The support we've received has been such a blessing," she told People at the wake.

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