Celine Dion’s late husband René Angélil and brother Daniel weren’t far from her mind when she delivered an emotional performance during Sunday’s (Apr. 16) Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees special. The singer performed “Immortality,” a song which the Bee Gees wrote for her more than twenty years ago.
While the Canadian superstar paid a special tribute to the Australian group, she also dedicated the performance to loved ones both she and the band have lost over the years. Celine honoured René and Daniel, as well as Robin, Maurice and Andy Gibb in a moving speech.
“I sing with love for Barry, and in memory of Robin, Maurice, and Andy, as well as for my beloved brother Daniel, and my husband, Rene,” she told the crowd. In true Celine fashion, the songstress poured her heart and soul into every beat of the song, singing, “Immortality/ I make my journey through eternity/ I keep the memory of you and me inside.”
Since theuntimely deaths of her husband and brother within days of each other in January 2016, the 49-year-old has been determined to make them both proud. In a recent interview withPeople, the “Beauty and the Beast” singer explained that she takes comfort in knowing that her loved ones are still with her in spirit. “[They’re] always with me, and I know that [they’re] very proud that we’re back in the industry,” she said.
To cope with the pain of losing René and Daniel, the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress has found strength in mothering her three sons, René-Charles and twins Eddy and Nelson. She has also focused on her flourishing career, performing sold out shows in Las Vegas and working on her new English album. Just last week she announced that she has once again extended her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, much to the delight of her beloved fans.