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Celine Dion honors late husband with heartbreaking message

Rene died in 2016

Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
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Celine Dion has shared a heartbreaking message, six years after the death of her husband René Angélil, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2016, just two days shy of his 74th birthday. His death came after battling throat cancer.

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Alongside a black and white picture of the music producer, she wrote: "I would be lying if I said I’m fine, I think of you at least a hundred times, cause in the echo of my voice I hear your words just like you’re there." She concluded: "I miss you – Céline xx."

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Fans shared the crying emojis and broken heart emojis in response, with many sending their "strength and prayers" to the 53-year-old.

"I’m heartbroken. Sending you all my love, always," commented one follower as another shared: "Stay strong, we love u."

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Celine has been keeping a relatively low profile since postponing her Las Vegas tour dates in October, with a focus on restoring her health.

The hitmaker was devastated after being forced to cancel her upcoming dates after suffering from "severe and persistent muscle spasms" which luckily aren't "serious" but nonetheless incredibly distressing for her.

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Celine shared this beautiful image of Rene

Celine's statement read: "I’m heartbroken by this. My team and I have been working on our new show for the past eight months, and to not be able to open this November saddens me beyond words.

"My partners at Resorts World Las Vegas and AEG have been working around the clock to get this brand-new state-of-the-art theatre ready, and it's absolutely beautiful.

"I feel so bad that I'm letting them down, and I'm especially sorry for disappointing all the fans who've been making their plans to come to Las Vegas."

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Celine is mom to three children, son René-Charles and twins Eddy and Nelson

Celine is mom to three children, son René-Charles and twins Eddy and Nelson, and she spent her festive season with them, sharing an adorable family portrait with fans.

The group sat on the floor in front of a giant Christmas tree, elaborately decorated with a stuffed reindeer beside them overlooking the happy gathering.

Their two dogs sat at their feet as they were surrounded by several winter-themed cushions and the mood was quite joyous and festive.

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