MONTREAL – Daniel Dion, the brother of Canadian singer Celine Dion, has died of cancer at age 59.
The death was announced two days after Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, died at age 73 after a long battle with throat cancer.
A news release from one of Celine Dion’s publicists says Daniel was the eighth of 14 Dion children and a father of two.
The release says he died Saturday morning in a palliative care residence outside Montreal.
A viewing will take place next Saturday, the day after Angelil’s funeral is set to take place in Montreal.