As fans of the legendary pop-star know, Celine Dion lost her mother, Thérèse Tanguay Dion, in recent news. During her performance in Miami, Florida, earlier this week, the singer-songwriter took the stage and delivered an impassioned speech about her mother while at the American Airlines Arena.
TMZ obtained footage of the pop-star explaining to her crowd that her mother had died earlier in the morning. “But I’m doing ok,” the singer added. Celine claimed her mother was 92-years-old and was very sick for a long time.
Celine joined her brothers and sisters in Montreal and they spent the evening at her bedside. On Instagram this past Friday, Celine Dion shared that her mother had moved on. However, her tour would continue.
On her account, the Las Vegas residency trail-blazer shared a picture of a black-and-white photograph of the entire family. Entertainment Tonight and TMZ previously reported that Thérèse died on Thursday night at 92-years-of-age after years of deteriorating health.
Adhemar Dion, Celine’s father, died at the age of 80 back in 2003. Coincidentally, Thérèse ‘s death was on the fourth anniversary of Dion’s brother, Daniel, just a few days after her husband, Rene Angelil, died as well.
During a conversation with People Magazine back in 2016, Celine Dion explained what it was like to lose her husband and brother within the same time frame. The star said it all worked out; it “was perfect,” because Rene “took him under his wings and he said, ‘you know, I’ll take good care of him.'”
Even though Celine has certainly come upon hard times in recent years, her career has continued to be extremely successful as time has gone on. For instance, Celine is known for being a trail-blazer in the Las Vegas entertainment industry, due to the fact she kicked off a residency at a time when her career was still on the rise.
In the early 2000s, a Las Vegas residency was considered an option for performers who were about to retire, however, Celine helped changed the stigma, and residencies have since become a popular option for modern performing artists.