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Céline Dion shares sweet throwback before René Angélil's memorial (PHOTO)

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Céline Dion's throwback photo with René Angélil is the perfect memory of their love

Céline Dion continues to celebrate the life of her late husband.

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René Angélil, who was Dion's manager before becoming her husband of 21 years, died after a long battle with cancer in late January. On Wednesday, Dion, who has been mourning both publicly and privately, posted an uncaptioned photo to Facebook, showing her buried in Angélil's arms.

Photo: Gérard Schachmes

Posted by Celine Dion on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The shot became Dion's Facebook profile picture, before her team took to her Facebook page to announce details for Angélil's Las Vegas memorial service.

"Today, a 'celebration of life' of René Angélil will be held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace from 19 pm (PST) and this will be distributed simultaneously online. During the event, of the guests who have all met René will speak and will remember the man he was through stories and memories," the announcement, translated from French, says. "If you want to send a message of condolence to Céline and her family, know that it is very appreciated."

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Angélil's Vegas memorial comes after family, friends and fans paid their respects at a public visitation and national funeral Jan. 21 and 22 in Angélil's hometown of Montreal. Dion was in attendance at both events, along with her and Angélil's three children, 15-year-old René-Charles and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy.

Just days after Angélil's death, Dion lost another close family member — her 59-year-old brother, Daniel, who was also fighting cancer. In the wake of the tragedy, she thanked fans for their love and support.

"The support we've received has been such a blessing," she told People magazine.

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