Céline Dion is mourning the loss of her mother, Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, who passed away late Thursday. She was 92.
The singer confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a family photo, and the caption, "Maman, we love you so much ... We dedicate tonight's show to you and I'll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Celine xx... "
Last summer, Thérèse’s eldest daughter Claudette told CTV News Montreal that her mother was suffering from health issues, including memory loss and vision and hearing impairment.
Thérèse and husband Adhémar, who passed away in 2003, were the parents of to 14 children. Céline was their youngest daughter, and Thérèse co-wrote the song “Ce n'était qu'un rêve” (“Nothing But a Dream”) that helped launch her daughter’s career.
She went on to host a cooking show, launch a line of food products and sponsor a charity called Fondation Maman Dion.
The matriarch passed away on the four-year anniversary of her son Daniel’s death. He died in 2016 at 59 following a battle with cancer.
Daniel died just two days after Céline’s husband René Angélil.