Anthony Ciccone, Madonna’s older brother, passed away this Sunday, February 26, at the age of 66, the causes of his death have not yet been disclosed, as confirmed by various US media, such as Fox News And page six, among others. Musician Joe Henry, married to Melanie, one of the sisters of the Queen of Pop, has been a relative who has given the sad news through his social networks.
“My brother-in-law left the earthly plane tonight. I have known him since he was 15 years old. Anthony was a complicated man and God knows we had our differences, but I loved him like a brother. Problems disappear and the family remains. Bye brother I want to think that God is waiting there to receive you”, Henry wrote on his Instagram profile, which Madonna has given a I like this.
interpreter of like a Virgin, 64 years old He has not yet ruled over his elder brother’s death, but the bad relationship between the two over the years is well known. In 2018 and after more than seven years on the street, Anthony Ciccone accepted his family’s help to rehabilitate his alcohol problem and was reunited with family for Christmas.
Since 2010, Ciccone slept under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan, and lived off what soup kitchens offered him, refusing any support of his own. It was his other brother, Christopher Ciccone, who confirmed to the British newspaper on 24 December Sun that Anthony is now “overcoming his alcohol problem” with his family. Madonna repeatedly offered to help him, but he never accepted. “I’m a void in his eyes, a shame to him who lives in his bubble,” Anthony explained in a 2011 interview. Michigan Messengerwhere he admitted that he would never accept his money.
“If I froze to death, my family probably wouldn’t know or care. My father would be very happy if he died of hypothermia,” she added to the newspaper. Michigan Messenger, Anthony was referring to his father because when he lost his job as a carpenter and was abandoned by his family, he began working in his father’s vineyards, but quit his job due to alcohol problems. lost job This conflict with his family, as well as poor relations with his brothers, forced him to live on the street.
Madonna is the third of eight children, with Anthony being the eldest. Tony Ciccone was the patriarch of the clan, marrying twice: to Madonna’s mother, with the same name as her daughter, and when she died, at age 33, of breast cancer, later to marry John, a midwife. For. The death of his first wife marked the end of the six children he had with her, notably the two oldest, Anthony and Marty, but also the singers. Madonna confessed to Ellen DeGeneres in 2010, “I feel incredibly lonely.”