Thousands Arrive for Rene Angelil’s Funeral

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Thousands of mourners have started filing into Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada for the funeral of Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil.

The singer was stunned by the fans who lined up outside the church, where she wed Rene 20 years ago, to pay their respects to the music mogul at a public viewing on Thursday, and she greeted hundreds of strangers as she watched over her late husband’s casket, dressed in black and wearing a veil.

Friday’s funeral service, which is being streamed live online, began at 3pm local time.

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Angelil, who was also Celine’s former manager, lost has battle with cancer last week.

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