Just one day after Celine Dion’s husband René Angélil died at 73 after a long battle with throat cancer, Celine’s sister Claudette has shared that their brother Daniel, 59, has been fighting brain, tongue, and throat cancer.
Daniel is reportedly surrounded by family, including his 89-year-old mother.
Claudette has said: “It’s very painful. It’s a matter of days or hours. It looks a lot like René, he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. Our family is very experienced.”
Announcing René’s death on Thursday, on the eve of what would have been his 74th birthday, Celine’s representative said: “René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time.”