Celine Dion’s mother Therese Dion, affectionately known as Maman Dion, passes away at 92. The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ hitmaker shares a special tribute to her mom and dedicates and entire concert to her on the day she passed away.
The singer posted a rare family picture with heartbreaking caption in French and English that read, “Maman, nous t’aimons tellement… Nous te dédions le spectacle de ce soir et je chanterai pour toi avec tout mon coeur. Love, Céline xx…
Maman, we love you so much…We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx….”
During her concert, Dion started off by opening up to fans saying, “I’m pretty sure you heard the news about my mom passing away early this morning,” as fans gasped.
“But I’m doing okay,” the singer pacified her fans.
“My mom was 92. She was ill for quite a while. And…we knew she wouldn’t be with us for long. Two days ago we got a call from the nurses who were taking care of her so well, saying that her time was coming soon, very soon. So, last night I joined my brothers & sisters in Montreal and I spent the evening by her bedside,” she continued.
Reminiscing the last moments she shared with her mom she said, “We told stories, we sang songs, we hugged each other and we said our goodbyes. We are pretty sure that mom waited for us to be all together before departing,” and went on to pay tribute to her Maman through her beautiful songs.
Our thoughts are with Celine and family during this time.