According to a statement released by his family, the singer's brother died on Saturday at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne, Quebec after battling with cancer.
Daniel Dion who was the eighth out of 14 children born to Thérèse Tanguay-Dion and Adhémar Dion, is survived by two adult daughters, two grandchildren and an extended family of nieces and nephews.
“Taking in consideration the reserved character of their deceased brother, the family wishes respect and discretion from the media,” the family said.
Further report disclosed that the singers sister, Claudette Dion, told the Journal de Montreal on Friday that her brother was suffering from a similar illness that killed Angélil - cancer of the throat, tongue and brain.
Daniel Dion's funeral is said to take place later this month at St-Simon-et-Jude in Quebec, where the Dion children were raised.