Celine Dion’s Mother, Therese, Dead in 92

Brenda Watkins
January 18, 2020

His death arises months after his eldest daughter, Claudette Dion, revealed that she had been fighting a number of important health problems, including memory loss and hearing and visual impairment.

"Maman, we love you so much".

"We dedicate you the show tonight and I will sing with all my heart".

Therese Dion, mother of Canadian pop sensation Celine Dion, has died.

Social media networks were inundated with condolences from fans of Celine Dion after the news began to spread Friday, and some members of Quebec's political class also paid tribute to the matriarch of the Dion family. Eerily, Thursday was additionally pronounced the 4th anniversary of Celine's brother, Daniel, perishing - thus this was a very stressful time for the singer and her loved ones.

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Celine Dion is now on her first global tour in a decade, promoting her album "Courage". They fell in love and married, and they would go on to have 14 children - with Celine the youngest.

Known affectionately in Canada as Maman Dion, Therese famously co-wrote Celine's first song, "It Was Only a Dream", which was sent to music manager Rene Angelil in 1980 in the hopes of landing her then-12-year-old daughter a record deal.

Therese was a star of her own as she hosted a cooking show for the Canadian-French broadcaster TVA.

Maman Dion was the mother of 14 children, including the singer Celine.

In 2006, she started a foundation for the education of disadvantaged children, the Maman Dion Foundation. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny.

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