By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Jan 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Celine D.ion and Rene
Credit: Thomas SAMSON/GAMMA

Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil, passed away two weeks ago, and today the singer took to her official website to thank her fans for their ongoing support.

"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 says. "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 singer also thanked the government of Quebec for honoring her late husband with a national funeral. "We will never forget all the kindness that you have bestowed upon us," she says, before signing the letter in her name and the name of her oldest son, René-Charles, her twins Eddy and Nelson, and Angélil's children from previous marriages, Patrick, Jean-Pierre, and Anne-Marie. Read the full letter below.