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Celine Dion Reveals Last Words To Late Husband

| by Michael Howard
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Singer Celine Dion reportedly told her late husband and manager, Rene Angelil, not to worry any longer and to "please leave in peace" just before he died in January of cancer.

Dion, who turned 48 in March, described her final moments with Angelil in an interview with ABC News' Deborah Roberts. ABC News announced the interview, Dion's first since her husband's death, will be shown on "Good Morning America" on May 18.

"You were worrying for my career," Dion recalled telling Angelil. "You were worrying for the children. You were worrying for everything. It's enough. Do you trust me? Please do."

"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," she told him.

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Dion also explained how she broke the news to their three young children.

"Before I told them that their dad was not there, I talked about when we, everybody, gets sick." She asked them if they remembered the movie "Up."

"It's one of our favorites," she said of the Disney movie.

When her children said they remembered that Ellie, a character in the movie, went "up" to heaven, Dion told them their father had done the same.

"You know, today Papa went up," she recalled saying.

Dion said she wanted her children to interpret their father's passing as going "up," as opposed to dying.

"The only thing I wanted is for them to say 'up,'" she told Roberts. "Up is a good thing. Up is uplifting."

Later, Dion took her children outside, where they released balloons and "pixie dust" into the air.

"Rene always insisted the show must go on," she told People, according to the Daily Mail.

"You know what? I'm 48 years old and I lost the love of my life. I miss him a lot from when he was great but not when he was suffering. I cannot be selfish. You have to let people go. I feel at peace," she added.

Angelil was 73. He died on Jan. 14 after a prolonged battle with throat cancer. 

Sources: ABC News, Daily Mail / Photo credit: ABC Screenshot via Daily Mail

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