Celine Dion’s mother Thérèse Tanguay Dion who wrote the superstar’s very first song dies at age 92

Celine Dion’s mother Thérèse Tanguay Dion has passed away at the age of 92.

The mother of 14 children died on Thursday night with her family around her, according to Radio-Canada. 

The Canadian, who was nicknamed Maman Dion, worked as a television host and was also a philanthropist. 

Last summer it was announced by the family that Tanguay had been battling health issues and was suffering from memory loss as well as hearing and vision impairment. 

Celine preformed in Miami on Friday night and told the crowd she joined her brothers and sisters at her mom’s bedside before she passed, as they knew her time was coming, TMZ reported. She also told fans that her mom would have wanted her to perform.  

Sad goodbye: Celine Dion's mother Thérèse Tanguay Dion has passed away at the age of 92. The mother of 14 died on Thursday night with her family around her, according to Radio-Canada. Seen in 2010 in Florida

Sad goodbye: Celine Dion's mother Thérèse Tanguay Dion has passed away at the age of 92. The mother of 14 died on Thursday night with her family around her, according to Radio-Canada. Seen in 2010 in Florida

Sad goodbye: Celine Dion’s mother Thérèse Tanguay Dion has passed away at the age of 92. The mother of 14 died on Thursday night with her family around her, according to Radio-Canada. Seen in 2010 in Florida

She will be missed: Celine was quick to share a tribute to her mother. The star posted a black-and-white photo from her childhood on Instagram with all of her siblings and both her parents. The caption read, 'Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx…'

She will be missed: Celine was quick to share a tribute to her mother. The star posted a black-and-white photo from her childhood on Instagram with all of her siblings and both her parents. The caption read, 'Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx…'

She will be missed: Celine was quick to share a tribute to her mother. The star posted a black-and-white photo from her childhood on Instagram with all of her siblings and both her parents. The caption read, ‘Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx…’

Celine was quick to share a tribute to her mother.

The star posted a black-and-white photo from her childhood on Instagram with all of her siblings. The caption read, ‘Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx…’ The photo was taken by Richard Gauthier, Dion noted.

Celine, whose biggest hit is My Heart Will Go On from the film Titanic, will perform in Miami on Friday as part of her Courage tour.

Quebec Premier François Legault tweeted out his condolences on Friday afternoon.

‘A remarkable woman, so generous, so loving, who devoted her whole life to the benefit of her family,’ he wrote.

‘Our big Québécois family mourns her passing.’

All together: The My Heart Will Go On crooner with her mother as well as her husband Rene Angelil, and son Rene Charles in Paris in 2008; they are with Nicolas Sarkozy

All together: The My Heart Will Go On crooner with her mother as well as her husband Rene Angelil, and son Rene Charles in Paris in 2008; they are with Nicolas Sarkozy

All together: The My Heart Will Go On crooner with her mother as well as her husband Rene Angelil, and son Rene Charles in Paris in 2008; they are with Nicolas Sarkozy

A closeknit family: Mama is seen far right in 2011 in Las Vegas with the family

A closeknit family: Mama is seen far right in 2011 in Las Vegas with the family

A closeknit family: Mama is seen far right in 2011 in Las Vegas with the family

Celine often took her mother with her to her performances and was photographed with her at red carpet events.

And Dion also posted photos of Thérèse with her on private jets around the world, which she posted to Instagram.

On Mother’s day in 2019 she shared her love for her mom: ‘Now more than ever, I realize the importance of a mother’s role. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny. I love you Mom,’ she wrote.

Thérèse was born in 1927 and wed her husband Adhémar Dion in the 1940s. 

At first her husband did not want to have children.

But she talked him into it and they went on to have a stunning 14 kids – Celine is the youngest.

Early on: Thérèse was a big champion of Celine's singing career. The matriarch, who played the violin and accordion, encouraged her daughter to sing at home and and even wrote a song for her - It Was Only A Dream - which she sent to René Angélil to help get published; seen in 1982

Early on: Thérèse was a big champion of Celine's singing career. The matriarch, who played the violin and accordion, encouraged her daughter to sing at home and and even wrote a song for her - It Was Only A Dream - which she sent to René Angélil to help get published; seen in 1982

Early on: Thérèse was a big champion of Celine’s singing career. The matriarch, who played the violin and accordion, encouraged her daughter to sing at home and and even wrote a song for her – It Was Only A Dream – which she sent to René Angélil to help get published; seen in 1982

Always with her mom: The mother and daughter seen again in 1982 in France

Always with her mom: The mother and daughter seen again in 1982 in France

Always with her mom: The mother and daughter seen again in 1982 in France

Thérèse was a big champion of Celine’s singing career.

The matriarch, who played the violin and accordion, encouraged her daughter to sing at home and and even wrote a song for her – It Was Only A Dream – which she sent to René Angélil to help get published.

It went on to become Celine’s first hit in 1981. The star was only 12-years-old at the time.

And Celine went on to date then wed René Angélil in 1994.

A strong bond: On Mother's day in 2019 she shared her love for her mom: 'Now more than ever, I realize the importance of a mother’s role. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny. I love you Mom,' she wrote

A strong bond: On Mother's day in 2019 she shared her love for her mom: 'Now more than ever, I realize the importance of a mother’s role. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny. I love you Mom,' she wrote

A strong bond: On Mother’s day in 2019 she shared her love for her mom: ‘Now more than ever, I realize the importance of a mother’s role. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny. I love you Mom,’ she wrote

They had three children together: Rene Charles, aged 18, and twins Nelson and Eddy, aged nine. 

René passed away on January 14, 2016 in Las Vegas. 

Celine has been vocal about her mourning. She shared a tribute to Angélil on the four year anniversary of his death.

‘There is not a day that goes by without me thinking about your beautiful smile. We miss you, thank you for watching over us my love. I love you. Céline xx…’ said the 51-year-old songbird.

Still in pain: Sadly, René passed away in 14, 2016 in Las Vegas. Celine has been vocal about her mourning and even shared a tribute to Angélil on the four year anniversary of his death

Still in pain: Sadly, René passed away in 14, 2016 in Las Vegas. Celine has been vocal about her mourning and even shared a tribute to Angélil on the four year anniversary of his death

Still in pain: Sadly, René passed away in 14, 2016 in Las Vegas. Celine has been vocal about her mourning and even shared a tribute to Angélil on the four year anniversary of his death

 

 

 

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