Celine Dion was a pillar of strength and support for her husband Rene Angeli during his long battle with cancer.
Her husband and manager of 21 years died in January after fighting the disease for many years. Now Celine is left with the guilt of not granting him his dying wish- holding him in her arms as he died.
Unfortunately Celine was not by his side when he took his last breath, and the mother of three admits she will forever regret not being there.
“He wanted to die in my arms,” she said in her first TV interview since his death.
“I cannot live with a regret but this I do. He did not die in my arms but I think he died in my heart.”
Although Celine is trying her best to move on she is still holding onto the pain. “If I hold on to this, I won’t move on,” she acknowledged. “I have to give myself a reason to move on.”
Celine and Renee were extremely close during their marriage and even more so as they prepared for his death. “I started to talk to him and I said, ‘You know what, I want you to just go in peace. I want you to not worry,” she said. “You were worrying for my career. You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It’s enough. Do you trust me? Please do. Trust me. The kids are fine. I’m fine. I promise you we’re gonna be OK. Please leave in peace. I don’t want you to worry.
“I covered him because he was very cold, I took one of his bathrobes and I put one on him and one on me. I talked to him in his ear and I kissed him so much.”