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Céline Dion Holds Back Tears During Late Husband René’s Las Vegas Tribute— ‘I Feel The Love In This Room’

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Feb. 4 2016, Updated 1:53 p.m. ET

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Céline Dion paid tribute to her late husband and “love of her life” René Angélil during an emotional Las Vegas memorial. She could hardly hold back her tears as she spoke about their time together, career, and family life.

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Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas
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The public memorial took place at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum in Las Vegas on Jan. 3. Eldest son Rene-Charles and his three children from his first marriage joined the singer onstage.

Celine Dion honours late husband René Angélil at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

Celine Dion honours late husband René Angélil at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

“I was never part of any of the meetings that he had where he had to say yes or no. He protected me from Day one to for the rest of my life, I am pretty sure of that,” she said of their unbreakable relationship. Rene died of throat cancer on January 14 at 73 years old. He and Celine were married for 21 years.

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Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas
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Celine thanked everyone for their support— “The love of my life ... would be so happy to know we are all here together telling stories, sharing memories, playing some of his favorite music. And especially in this beautiful theater which many years ago was one of his dreams come true.”

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Celine Dion honours late husband René Angélil at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

Celine Dion honours late husband René Angélil at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas
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Celine and Rene met when she was just 12 years old. He signed on to be her mentor/manager as he saw unparalleled potential in the young girl.

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Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas

Celine Dion fights back tears while paying tribute to late husband René Angélil at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas
Source: KRIS LINGLE-GRIFFITH/SPLASH

There was also a special performance from friend, writer, and producer David Foster.

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Celine Dion and her family leave Rene Angelil's funeral

Celine Dion and her family leave Rene Angelil’s funeral
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