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Celine Dion's brother Daniel dies of cancer 2 days after husband, René

Daniel Dion, the singer's older brother, has died of cancer at the age of 59.
/ Source: TODAY

It's been a heartbreaking week for Celine Dion.

Daniel Dion, the singer's older brother, died Saturday morning of cancer, a representative for the singer confirmed. He was 59.

The tragic news comes just two days after Celine lost her husband, René Angélil, after a long battle with throat cancer.

Celine Dion and her brother Daniel Dion.Getty Images file

"He was ready and he no longer suffers," Celine sister Claudette told the Montreal tabloid The Journal of Montreal. "It was serene."

Daniel, the eighth of 14 children in the family, was "in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel" at a pallatative care center in Quebec, according to the rep's statement.

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Daniel is survived by his two daughters, Valérie and Marie-Michelle, his mother, Thérêse, two grandchildren as well as his brothers and sisters.

A tribute will be held Jan. 23 and will be followed by a religious funeral at St. Simon et Jude in Charlemagne, Québec.

On Friday, Dion announced that a public service for Angélil will be held on Jan. 21 and a funeral the next day will be held at the Montreal church where Angélil and Celine married in 1991.

"According to his final wishes, his Funeral will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where 21 years ago, he chose to marry the one who will remain as the great love of his life, the artist for which he had the most respect, the woman who gave him light and happiness until his very last breath," am obituary posted to Celine's Facebook page said.

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Celine canceledher performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on January 16 and January 17, but she will be returning the post noted that she will take the stage there on Feb. 3 for "a Celebration of Life."