Celine Dion used a rare family snapshot to grieve the loss of an important Canadian person on social media shortly before the weekend.

The artist paid an emotional homage to Guy Lafleur, a Canadian ice hockey player who died on April 22nd at the age of 70.

She shared a flashback photo of Guy with her eldest son Rene-Charles Angelil, who was a fan of Guy’s at the time.

Celine wrote: “A great sports legend left us…. a gentleman who inspired us and was an idol for so many. I offer my most sincere condolences to Guy Lafleur’s family and his loved ones as well as all of those who were a fan of ‘The Flower’. 

“I feel honoured that my dear son RC had the privilege to meet Mr. Lafleur.  We will always cherish this moment which had a huge impact on our entire family,” she concluded, also sharing the message in French.

Many expressed their admiration for the legendary ice hockey player, with several using the slogan “fly high,” and a few remarking on how fortunate her kid was to meet him.

One fan even wrote: “Your son, Rene Charles, is so grown up and lovely. And he has your husband’s beautiful smile and twinkle in his eyes,” with another saying: “Great picture! And what an awesome opportunity for your son to meet a legend! RIP Guy.”

The My Heart Will Go On performer has been away from the spotlight in the past few months as she recovers from the health struggles that left her unable to perform and continue on her tour.

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