February 24, 2016


Watch Céline Dion's Tribute Performance for Late Husband René Angélil

In January, Céline Dion lost her husband, René Angélil, to cancer at the age of 73. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, a 20-minute tribute performance was livestreamed for all to see. Fortunately, if you weren't night-owling it up, you can watch the video above.

The performance took place at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, where Dion is a frequent performer. She's experienced great loss in the last month; just two days after Angélil died, Dion's 59-year-old brother Daniel passed of cancer as well.

The tribute opened with a loving montage of Angélil's life and the couple's many years together, preceded by a written message from Dion:

"I understood that my career was in a way his masterpiece, his song, his symphony. The idea of leaving it unfinished would have hurt him terribly. I realized that if he ever left us, I would have to continue without him, for him."

In November, Dion performed Édith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour" at the American Music Awards in memory of the victims killed in terrorist attacks 10 days prior.