Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas for a special memorial on Wednesday (Feb. 3) to celebrate the life of her late husband. It's a fitting location for the 47-year-old star to honour her lifelong partner, who is credited with focusing the world's attention back to stage shows on the strip, and who passed away in January after a long battle of cancer.
The service will be held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where Celine has a residency show. While further details have not been released about the memorial, Celine is not expected to perform or speak. Instead, she will join fellow mourners to celebrate the life of her husband, who died aged 73.
Celine cancelled all Las Vegas performances until Feb. 23 following her husband's death, and the death of her brother Daniel just two days later. She has been grieving privately with her three sons, René-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins, Eddy and Nelson, but wrote an emotional open letter to fans on Friday to thank them for their support.
Writing on her official website, Celine said, "My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days.
"We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time ... more than you'll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Celine's beloved husband of 21 years was laid to rest in a public funeral held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on Jan. 24, with her eldest son giving a moving eulogy to his father during the televised service.
The following day Celine paid her final respects to her older brother Daniel at a visitation, however, she was too grief-stricken to attend his funeral service, with a source revealing that she felt unable to go through any more public mourning.