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Daniel, 59, had been battling cancer of the throat, tongue and brain. He died in Montreal, surrounded by friends and family, including his 89-year-old mother, at 5 a.m. Saturday.
Céline’s husband, René Angélil, died Thursday after a years-long battle with throat cancer.
“It’s very painful. It’s a matter of days or hours,” Céline’s sister Claudette told the Journal of Montreal on Friday. “It looks a lot like René, [Daniel] had cancer of the throat, tongue, and brain. Our family is very experienced.”
Daniel is survived by his two daughters, Valerie and Marie-Michelle, two grandchildren, his mother and 13 siblings.