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Celine Dion Mourns Brother at Memorial Service a Day After Husband Rene Angelil’s Funeral

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Celine Dion onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards Nov. 22 in Los Angeles.Frazer Harrison/AMA2015/Getty Images

Céline Dion mourned her late brother, Daniel, during a memorial service held in Repentigny, Quebec, on Saturday, January 23 — just one day after remembering her husband, René Angélil, at his funeral.

Daniel will be buried at Saints-Simon-et-Jude Church in Charlemagne on Monday, January 25, the CTV News Montreal reports.

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The iconic singer’s older brother died after a battle with cancer just one week ago, on Saturday, January 16.

“It’s very painful. It’s a matter of days or hours,” Dion’s sister Claudette told the Journal of Montreal just prior to his death. “It looks a lot like René, he had cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. Our family is very experienced.”

In a statement released after his death, his family noted that Daniel will be remembered as “a gentle and reserved man of many talents.”

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Céline Dion’s brother Daniel Dion. Michel Ponomareff/Ponopresse/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

On Friday, January 22, Dion laid her beloved husband to rest in a live-streamed funeral service at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, the very venue where the couple tied the knot in 1994.

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The pair’s eldest son, René-Charles, spoke at the funeral in both French and English, saying of his late father: “You’re a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything is going to be fine.”