Vocal powerhouse Celine Dion has been notable in her silence following the January 14th passing of her husband and longtime manager Rene Angelil.
The 73-year-old bravely battled throat cancer for several years, yet sadly succumbed to the effects of the illness.
Now, one week after his State funeral, Dion has issued a formal statement.
Her words below…
“My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time… more than you’ll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name.
We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us.”
On behalf of our family, with all of our love,
Céline, René-Charles, Nelson & Eddy Patrick, Jean-Pierre & Anne-Marie
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Celine and her family.