Anthony Ciccone, Madonna’s eldest brother, has died. He was 66. Joe Henry, who is married to Madonna’s sister Melanie Ciccone, posted the news on Instagram on Saturday.
Melanie said –
“My brother-in-law, Anthony Gerard Ciccone, exited this earthly plane last evening. I’ve known him since I was 15, in the spring of our lives in Michigan so many years now gone.”
“As brother Dave Henry notes here, Anthony was a complex character, and god knows: we tangled in moments, as true brothers can. But I loved him, and understood him better than I was sometimes willing to let on.”
Henry had some revealing words “trouble fades,” he said, but the family can still stay intact. Continuing, Henry said –
“Farewell, then, brother Anthony. I want to think the god your blessed mother (and mine) believed in has her there, waiting to receive you. At least for today, no one shall dissuade me from this vision.”
Anthony was no longer close to Madonna and other family members. He drank too much for a long time and was homeless at one point, living under a bridge.
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He had criticized Madonna and other family members for not caring about him, as he thought they did. Anthony once told the Daily Mail –
“I’m a zero in their eyes – a non-person. I’m an embarrassment. If I froze to death, my family probably wouldn’t know or care about it for six months.”
He said some harsh things about Madonna –
“I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other.”
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