January 2016 is not the best month in Celine Dion’s life. Few days after losing her husband of many years to cancer of the truth, the singer has suffered another family tragedy. Her brother Daniel Dion has died of cancer, days after her husband – René Angélil’s death. The Canadian pop singer’s husband was suffering from cancer of the throat that finally took his life. a

The news of Celine Dion’s brother’s death was to E! News on Saturday by her rep. Daniel Dion suffered from cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. He was one of Celine’s 13 siblings.

Their sister Claudette had recently told Le Journal de Montréal that family members, including their mother, had flocked to his bedside.

The newspaper quoted the family as saying that Daniel passed away at 5 a.m. on Saturday. “He was ready and he no longer suffers,” Claudette told Le Journal de Montréal. “It was serene.”

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