Celine Dion supported by her 14-year-old son at husband Rene's wake

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Celine Dion was overcome with emotion on Thursday night as she attended her husband, Rene Angelil's wake at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal.

The "If You Ask Me To" singer stood by Rene's casket for hours as she hugged friends and family members who attended the wake and she was supported by her 14-year-old son, Rene-Charles.

Rene-Charles was seen escorting his mother out of the cathedral after the services ended alongside another man close to the family. Rene-Charles wore a dark suit and his mother, Celine, 47, wore a black fur coat and a customary black veil over her face.

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Celine Dion supported by her 14-year-old son at husband Rene's wake
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: 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. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: 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. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: 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. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of Notre-Dame Basilica during a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Kate Hutchinson/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of flowers at Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere at a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 21: In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., Celine Dion receives members of the public during the public memorial service 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. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 21: 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. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 21: In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., members of the public attend the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal , Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere at a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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Thousands of fans gathered outside of the cathedral in order to pay their respects to the legendary Canadian singer and manager, who helped Celine achieve stardom in the United States. Angelil passed away on Jan. 14 from throat cancer after a long battle with several cancers. He died two days shy of his 74th birthday.

Rene's funeral is schedule for 3 p.m. EST on Friday.
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