Celine Dion’s childhood home torn down, singer struggles to sell mansions

Celine Dion, pictured in October 2013. Larry Busacca / Getty Images

TORONTO — Canadian singer Céline Dion’s childhood home in Quebec was demolished Friday, according to local media reports.

Dion grew up in the house in Charlemagne — about 30 minutes from downtown Montreal — with her parents Adhémar and Thérèse and her 13 siblings.

The building, which had been used as a commercial property, is scheduled to be replaced by an office for the Fondation Mama Dion charity and apartments.

Meanwhile, Dion is having trouble finding buyers for her newer homes in Quebec and Florida.

The asking price for Dion’s 24,000-square-foot home on Île Gagnon in Laval is currently $25.5 million, down from $29.6 million in 2012.

The six-bedroom mansion, located on an 830,000-square-foot private island, was built in 2001 and comes with an annual tax bill of nearly $112,000.

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The purchase price includes virtually all of the home’s contents — from Persian rugs and antique furniture to china and linens.

A deal to sell the home earlier this year to an unidentified buyer fell through.

Dion, 46, and her husband, René Angélil, 72, have also cut the asking price for their estate in Jupiter, Florida.

The 4.5-acre property was put on the market in 2013 for $72.5 million but is now listed at $62.5 million.

The main residence has five bedrooms and the property has three pools, a water slide, tennis court and simulated golf range.

Dion and Angélil have called Las Vegas home since the singer started her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

In August, Dion announced she was postponing her Vegas shows and cancelling a fall tour of Asia to spend time with Angélil, who had surgery in December to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat.

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