Singer Celine Dion's father has died aged 80, his family has announced.

ADHEMAR DION passed away in his sleep yesterday (30NOV03) after a long illness, of which no details have been given.

The MY HEART WILL GO ON star was not present at her father's deathbed as she is performing in Las Vegas at present but is expected to return home to Laval, north of Montreal, Canada for the funeral next week (ends5DEC03).

01/12/2003 02:13