Celine Dion reveals heartbreak in touching post after mother's death

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Celine Dion has shared a heartbreaking post after the death of her mother. Photo: Getty

Celine Dion has shared a heartfelt thank you to her fans and followers after the death of her mother Therese Dion at the age of 92 last month.

The superstar took to Instagram to share a black and white portrait of her mother.

“On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank all of you for your expressions of sympathy, which have touched us very deeply,” she wrote alongside the image.

She also added, “If you wish, you can write a note or make a donation on the Fondation Maman Dion website. Helping children in need, will help us to heal.”

Celine’s fans shared their condolences and well wishes for the singer.

“I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a mother is one of the hardest things,” one person commented.

“Prayers to you and your family,” another added, while a third wrote, “Stay Strong Celine...let the peace find her soul.”

Celine Dion and her mother during The 79th Annual Academy Awards. Photo: Getty

Her mother, who was nicknamed Maman Dion, worked as a television host and was also a philanthropist. She died on January 16, according to Radio-Canada.

She paid tribute to the late mother on stage in Miami, continuing on her tour the day after she passed.

“I'm doing okay and we're all okay,” she told the crowd.

“So last night I joined my brothers and sisters in Montreal, and I spent the evening at her bedside. We told stories. We sang songs. We hugged each other and we said our goodbyes.

“We are pretty sure that mum waited for us to be all together one more time.”

She also shared an old black and white family photo within days of her mother’s passing writing, “Maman, we love you so much”.

“We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart.”

Last month Celine also shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband René Angélil.

On the fourth anniversary of his death, Celine thanked him for "watching over" her and their sons René-Charles, 19, and 10-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.

Taking to her Instagram account, Celine uploaded a photograph of René cuddling up to a puppy and she wrote: “There is not a day that goes by without me thinking about your beautiful smile. We miss you, thank you for watching over us my love. I love you. Céline xx..."

The 51-year-old singer recently admitted she is open to finding love again and remarrying, but she isn't worried if she doesn't find a new partner because she still has the music manager “within” her.

“I don’t date,” the multi-award winner said matter of factly during her appearance on US TV show TODAY to promote her album, Courage.

“I’m not ready to date. I’m very lucky to have so many people in my surrounding to make me laugh, but I miss to be touched. I miss to be hugged. I miss to be told, ‘You’re beautiful.’ I miss what a boyfriend and I miss what a husband would do,” she added.

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