Pop Goes The News — Here’s your first look at the final resting place of Céline Dion’s husband René Angélil, who died in January only two days shy of his 74th birthday.
Angélil’s interment was at the family plot at the Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. Three granite towers sit atop a hill and there is a bench located to one side.
Angélil’s name is engraved below that of his sister-in-law Monique Gallant, who died in June 2015 at 68. Below his name it reads “husband of Céline Dion.”
The middle slab at the plot is engraved with the names of Angélil’s maternal grandparents Metri and Nour Sara; parents Joseph Angélil and Alice Sara; uncle and aunt Louis Sara and Beatrice Levasseur; aunt and uncle Anita Lacasse and Georges Sara; and aunt Marie Sara.
Also listed there is “Bébé Angelil,” the stillborn son of Angélil’s brother André and wife Monique Gallant.
Angélil, who lost a battle with cancer, had a longer life than his grandfather, who died at 56, and his father, who was 66.
He is survived by his sons with Dion, René-Charles and twins Nelson and Eddy, and three adult children from two previous marriages.
Other famous names at the Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery include former governor general Jeanne Sauvé and hockey great Maurice Richard as well as the first Canadian politician to be assassinated, Thomas D’Arcy McGee.