Celine Dion pays final tribute to husband René Angélil at open casket visitation

A prayer before the last farewell: The singing sensation approached the open casket with her head down and wearing a black coat, gloves and pumps
Celine Dion joined fans of René Angélil's as they paid their final respects during a visitation on Thursday at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.
The 47-year-old performer hid her face behind a black veil but it was clear she was distraught and had tears in her eyes in a video shared 
Angélil died of throat cancer at the age of 73 on January 14. His funeral will be held on Friday at the same basilica.

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Announcement: The singer used Twitter to inform her fans they could watch her husband's state funeral online on FridayFacing a hard change: The manager had battled cancer on and off since 1999
She was there for him: In the last year 'the singer rarely left her husband's side' as he used a feeding tube, People magazine reported. 'He had both good and bad days,' a source said. 'Some days he could get up and walk around the room, play with the kids. Some days he was too tired'

His farewell: The music manager lay in an open casket as fans poured into the church to see him

A tear-jerking moment: The Loved Me Back To Life star took a long look at her spouse, broke down in tears and wiped her face with a gloved hand
A tear-jerking moment: The Loved Me Back To Life star took a long look at her spouse, broke down in tears and wiped her face with a gloved hand



A tear-jerking moment: The Loved Me Back To Life star took a long look at her spouse, broke down in tears and wiped her face with a gloved hand


A touching moment: The Grammy winner laid her left hand on her late husband as family gathered nearMourning: Celine Dion joined fans of René Angélil's as they paid their final respects during a visitation on Thursday at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal

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