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Celine Dion talks last days of husband Rene Angelil, what she told him before his death

18 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Celine Dion has been interviewed by People magazine and “Good Morning America” and the singer talked about the last days of her husband Rene Angelil as well as what she did and told him before his death.

Angelil died after years-long battle with cancer and Dion said that she is now 48 years old and she lost the love of her life. She added that she misses him a lot from when he was great but not when he was suffering from the disease. She continued to say, "I cannot be selfish. You have to let people go. I feel at peace."

However, letting go of the past was not that easy for the Grammy-winning musical legend. Dion and Angelil met when she was only 12 years old. He became her agent then Dion was transformed into a hit in Canada. 14 years after, the two became husband and wife.

Dion shared, "It's been a long, long journey. We were living in hope, knowing that there's no hope. There were times when I was very, very scared and he'd write me 'The end is near, I feel it.' I would go back and say, 'How can you say that? Are you in more pain?' Now I know it's possible for someone dying to feel when it comes."

As for what she did and what she said to Angelil when the day has come for his last day on earth, Dion said on “Good Morning America” that she pleaded him to go in peace. She also covered him because he became very cold. Dion noted that she talked to him in his ear and she kissed him so much during his last hours.

The two have three children together, 15-year-old Rene-Charles, and their five-year-old twin boys Eddy and Nelson. Dion said that she explained the death of their father by using the Disney film “Up.” She shared that she told her children about Ellie, the wife of the main character in the movie, going up. She added, “You know, she, with the balloons.’ And I said, ‘Well, yeah … You know, today Papa went up.'”

Her “Good Morning America” interview will be airing on ABC on Wednesday at 7 A.M.