Should the world be able to witness a woman’s extremely personal and intense mourning process after losing her husband and brother, just days apart? Sadly, privacy no longer exists in the age of the Internet.
A week ago today, Celine Dion’s husband of 22 years, Rene Angelil, succumbed to his long battle with throat cancer. Her 59-year-old brother Daniel passed away just two days later of cancer. Today is Rene’s wake at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where the couple got married, and there are cameras making this public viewing more public than we could’ve imagined.
TMZ has video of a grieving Celine standing beside her husband’s open casket, greeting guests who have come to pay their respects, but it feels uncomfortable and invasive. See the footage here.
We assume Celine is aware this is happening, since she posted to Twitter about her husband’s funeral which will be available to view online tomorrow. But does this make her brave? Would Rene want the whole world having access to see his dead body?
He’s a public figure, yes, but it still doesn’t feel right. Photos are one thing, but seeing it all in realtime takes it to the next level. Do you agree? Let us know what you think in the comments below.