Singer Celine Dion's mum, Mama Dion, passes away at 92 years old

Singer Celine Dion's mum, Mama Dion, passes away at 92 years old

- Celebrated singer, Celine Dion, is in mourning after her mum, Therese Tanguay Dion, has died aged 92

- The older lady had suffered many health problems before passing away

- Celine shared the sad news during a concert in Miami

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Admired and adored singer, Celine Dion, has lost her mother.

Therese, who was commonly known as Mama Dion in Canada, died on Thursday, 16 January after battling serious health issues.

The singer shared news of her mum's passing during a concert in Miami where she eulogised her.

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Singer Celine Dion's mum dies at 92

Therese who was commonly known as Mama Dion in Canada died on Thursday, January 16 after battling serious health issues.
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In an Instagram post shared with fans, the 51-year-old singer shared a throwback family photo.

In her caption, Dion dedicated her show on Friday to her late mum, saying they all love her.

"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," she wrote.

Therese died after many months of suffering and was surrounded by her family and close friends.

According to Celine's sister, Claudette Dion, their mom was dealing with significant health problems including memory loss, vision and hearing impairment, Briefly.co.za learnt.

Her death comes 2 days after the fourth death anniversary of Celine's husband, Rene Angelil.

On Thursday, the family also marked the death of Celine's brother, Daniel's death.

Therese left a legacy in which she founded Mama Dion Foundation in 2006 to aid disadvantaged children.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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