Fans across the world have watched on as Céline Dion and her family have dealt with the immeasurable loss of losing both her husband and her brother in the early weeks of 2016.

Since then Céline Dion has been understandably quiet on social-media, but today the music-icon released a statement to her fans, thanking them for their continued support during these trying times. Following her husband René’s funeral services Céline Dion expressed her gratitude to the public:

In a prepared statement Céline Dion expressed her gratitude towards her fans stating:

“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. 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.

I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René 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.

On behalf of our family, with all of our love,

Céline, René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy, Patrick, Jean-Pierre and Anne Marie”

René Angélil was the father of Dion’s three sons, he died at the age 73 last month. Dion’s brother, Daniel Dion, was the youngest in the family and died at the age 59; just two days after Rene passed away.