A statement read that Thérèse Tanguay Dion died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.
Celine Dion's mother, Thérèse Tanguay Dion died at the age of 92, reports Fox News. Also known as Mama Dion, she died on Thursday after battling severe health issues for several months. She was surrounded by family and friends. Entertainment Today obtained a statement that read: "It is with deep sadness that Feeling Productions announces the death of Mrs. Thérèse Tanguay Dion. Mrs. Dion died peacefully at home last night, surrounded by her family. The family and loved ones thank you in advance for respecting their privacy during these difficult times. Details related to the funeral will be communicated later."
Thérèse is survived by 14 children whom she had with husband Adhémar-Charles Dion: Denise, Clement, Claudette, Liette, Michel, Louise, Jacques, Daniel, Ghislaine, Linda, Manon, Paul, Pauline, and Celine. Adhémar died in December 2003 at the age of 80. Céline, who is currently on her Courage World Tour, took to Instagram to share the news. She has concerts scheduled Friday and Saturday in Miami, Florida, and she mentioned that in honor of her mom, the show would go on.
"Maman, we love you so much," she shared in English and French. "We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx." Dion must surely be going through some tough times as only two days before the death of her mother did she mourn the 4th death anniversary of her husband René Angélil. The music producer died on Jan. 14, 2016 at the age of 73.
She marked the occasion on her Instagram handle as well. "There is not a day that goes by without me thinking about your beautiful smile," she captioned a picture of her late husband. "We miss you, thank you for watching over us my love. I love you. Céline xx…" In an exclusive interview with ET last September, Dion spoke about the idea of finding love again. At the time, she admitted the chapter was closed, but also added that she would happily open up about any future romances.
"Am I going to love again? I am in love, I am in love with my life, I am in love with my children, I’m in love with my work," she said. "I love what I do today even more than before. Am I going to have a partner in my life? We'll stay tuned and if I do, I will share it and it would be a pleasure to share it. It's a chapter that's closed, but it's not something that's dead," she continued. "You evolve and maybe sometimes you meet a friend and it turns out into something bigger than that. Who knows and maybe not? But I will let you know. I promise."