Celine Dion's Older Brother Daniel Dying of Cancer, Singer's Rep Says

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Celine Dion's brother is dying from cancer, ABC News has confirmed with the singer's rep, a day after Dion's husband died following a long battle with the disease.

Dion, 47, lost her husband of more than 20 years, René Angélil, yesterday after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 73 years old and died "at his home in Las Vegas" a rep for the couple told People magazine.

"The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be provided at a later time."

Celine’s sister, Claudette, spoke to the Journal de Montreal, where Daniel and his family lives and said at the time of the interview that her brother had possibly days or hours left to live.