“My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days,” she writes on her website.
“We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time more than you’ll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
The superstar – who first met her late husband when she was 12 – also thanked the Quebec Government for honoring Angélil “with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name.”
“We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us,” the statement – signed by “Céline, René-Charles, Nelson & Eddy, Patrick, Jean-Pierre & Anne-Marie” – continues.