Rene-Charles Angelil had all eyes on him at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards when he surprised his mother Celine Dion by coming out onstage to present her with the Billboard Icon Award. Who is the beloved Canadian singer’s eldest son?

Who Is Rene-Charles?

After performing Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” with Lindsey Stirling at the Billboard Music Awards – her first televised performance since Angelil’s death – Dion walked over to receive the Billboard Icon Award. To her surprise, it was Rene-Charles who came out to hand over the trophy. While she cried throughout her acceptance speech, Rene-Charles stood beside his mother with his hand in hers, endearing him to those tuning into the program.

What a night! #billboards2016

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Despite Rene-Charles’ mature looks, Dion’s eldest son with her late husband Rene Angelil is just 15-years-old and attending high school in Las Vegas, the family’s current home base. An avid athlete, he plays for the Nevada Storm Midget AA league.

#tb to President’s Day. #rickyrawsedabawse #yeamayne #TC

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Back in January, following his father’s death, Rene-Charles was the picture of strength at the funeral in Canada, where he also delivered a touching eulogy.

“Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father. You had a busy life, but we were communicating through golf, hockey, poker and smoked meat … and a lot of other wonderful food, bonding more and more as time went by,” he said, per People. “You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers. As they grow older, without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You are a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything’s gonna be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we’re all going to live up to your standards.”

René-Charles is an older brother to 5-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson.

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