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Friends, family join Celine Dion in service for husband

MONTREAL -- Céline Dion has been joined by hundreds of her fans, friends and family members at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica to say a final goodbye to her late husband and longtime manager, René Angélil.

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In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion, son Rene-Charles Angelil and friends and family members observe as the priest conducts a memorial service before the public viewing for her husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal , Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. Handout/Getty Images


Angélil died Jan. 14, two days shy of his 74th birthday, after years of living with throat cancer.

A veiled, expressionless Dion arrived shortly before the ceremony began at 3 p.m. Friday, along with her mother and sons René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy.

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Celine Dion (C) and Rene Charles Angelil (R) leave after attending a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Dion had spent seven hours the previous day greeting fans and mourners at a public visitation at the same church, just feet away from the open casket that contained Angélil's body.

Nearly 700 members of the public were permitted to attend Friday's funeral ceremony.

Angélil's casket was later taken to Montreal's Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery.

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Celine Dion, with children Nelson Angelil, Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and mother Therese Dion attend a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
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