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Celine Dion mourns husband Rene Angelil at Montreal funeral

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, January 22, 2016, 5:41 PM

Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil was laid to rest in an emotional funeral service at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on Friday.

The religious service began at 3 p.m. and was livestreamed so fans around the world could say goodbye to the music manager, who passed away from cancer earlier this month.

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Dion, 47, entered the church with her 5-year-old twin sons, Nelson and Eddie, by her side, and older son Rene-Charles escorted Dion’s mother Therese.

Celine Dion enters the Notre-Dame Basilica with her children and mother for Rene Angelil's funeral service Friday.Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Celine Dion enters the Notre-Dame Basilica with her children and mother for Rene Angelil’s funeral service Friday.

The singer, dressed in black with a veil over her face, was visibly emotional as she and her children made the processional toward her late husband’s casket.

Rene-Charles, who turns 15 next week, delivered a eulogy during the funeral.

“Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father,” he said, according to CBCNews.

Celine Dion kisses the casket after funeral services for Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica.Ryan Remiorz/AP

Celine Dion kisses the casket after funeral services for Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica.

“You’re a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything is going to be fine … I promise you that we are going to live up to your standards. Je t’aime papa.”

The two-hours funeral service was held one day after a public memorial at the same church. Dion attended the service and met with mourners who had come to pay their respects.

Angelil’s service was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica at his request because it was where he and Dion wed 21 years ago.

A public memorial will also be held Feb. 3 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where Dion has a concert residency.

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Celine Dion with her children, Rene-Charles, center left, and twins Eddy and Nelson after funeral services for her husband Rene Angelil, at Notre Dame Basilica.

It has been a trying time for Dion: Two days after Angelil passed away from throat cancer at age 73, her brother Daniel, 59, also died from cancer.

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