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Céline Dion honors late husband in 2016 retrospective: 'The show must go on'

Many people had a hard time in 2016, but everyone can look to the Canadian singer for inspiration about how to find your smile again.
/ Source: TODAY

Many people had a difficult 2016, but few had to face the kind of loss Céline Dion did; her husband of 21 years, René Angélil, died just days before her brother Daniel.

But in a retrospective video posted on Facebook Thursday, Dion showed us that no matter how terrible things can seem, there is a way to find your smile again. After all, as she notes in the video's caption, #TheShowMustGoOn.

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During the video, Dion features news clips about the loss of René and Daniel, then segues into a string of performance and special appearance clips.

Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil
Céline Dion and husband and manager René Angélil in Las Vegas in 2004Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Her fans mourned along with the superstar at the public funeral for Angélil, whom she had known since she was 12.

Celine Dion and children Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil attend the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada.
Céline Dion and her children: René-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and Nelson Angelil attend the State Funeral Service for her husband on Jan. 22 in Montreal.Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images

But it's heartwarming to see her rise from the ashes as the year progresses, accepting a Billboard Icon Award from her son Rene-Charles and singing the 1991 Queen classic "The Show Must Go On," then performing a number of sold-out shows around the world with the vigor we've come to expect from her.

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TODAY even gets a few mentions, including a clip of her performing on the plaza in July and Kathie Lee Gifford describing her as "one of the biggest stars in the entire celestial world."

Celine Dion with son Rene Charles Angelil
Céline Dion accepting the Billboard Icon Award from son René-Charles in May.Kevin Winter / Getty Images

"My voice does not resonate without you," she notes in a title card at the end of the video. "You have made my childhood dream come true. I hope I have inspired you to reach out for yours."

It's hard to imagine she hasn't.

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