Anthony Ciccone, the eldest sibling of singer Madonna, reportedly passed away on Friday, as reported by PageSix. He was 66.
According to a source who spoke to the publication, “Because to his problem [with alcohol], most of his family members had a terrible connection with him.”
Furthermore, “When her brother needed aid, Madonna was there to provide it for him. Whenever he was ready to receive it. He stayed in touch with his family and Madonna during his final months, but he turned down the help that the rehabilitation centre provided him only this past week, and it was obvious that he was prepared to move on with his life.”
Also, the news was verified on Instagram by musician Joe Henry, who is also the husband of Madonna’s sister Melanie Ciccone.
In his writing, “Last evening, my sister’s husband Anthony Gerard Ciccone passed from this terrestrial plane into the next. I first met him when I was 15 years old, at the springtime of our lives in Michigan, which is now a very long time ago.”
He continued, “Anthony was a complicated person, as noted in this article by brother Dave Henry, who snapped this shot; and heaven knows: there were times when the three of us butted heads, as only genuine brothers can. Yet I was in love with him, and despite the fact that I wasn’t always willing to show it, I understood him better than I sometimes let on. Yet the difficulties pass, and the family stays together, their hands still reaching across the table. I’ll see you around, Anthony, my brother. I would like to believe that the deity in whom both your blessed mother and I placed our faith is the one who has her there, ready to welcome you. Nobody will be able to convince me otherwise about my goal at least for the rest of today.”
With her brother’s demise, Madonna has not issued a remark to the public.
According to reports, Ciccone had a problem with drinking and spent a number of years living on the streets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, in 2013 he resisted arrest while in a public lavatory in the state of Michigan, which resulted in his requiring nine stitches to his forehead.
A number of years ago, Anthony made several public statements directed towards Madonna and the rest of their family, in which he implied that they did not care about him.