Madonna Says Goodbye to her Brother Anthony
Two days ago, it was announced that Madonna’s brother, Anthony Ciccone, had passed away at age 66. Her brother-in-law, musician Joe Henry, announced Anthony’s death on Instagram. Madonna has now bid farewell to her brother, and expresses forgiveness in the process.
Madonna shared a black and white photo on her Instagram story, showing her and Anthony celebrating together. Although the photo is older, it reveals that the siblings were once very close. However, their relationship is rumored to have deteriorated over time. Anthony struggled with alcoholism and spent time living on the streets.
Despite their difficult relationship, Madonna acknowledges the positive influence her brother had on her life. In her post, she thanks him for introducing her to jazz, Buddhism, and the writings of Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. “You sown a lot of important seeds,” she writes.
The cause of Anthony’s death has not been announced, but it is known that he battled alcoholism for years. Reports suggest that Madonna offered to cover the costs of his rehab, but he refused. Nonetheless, Anthony reconnected with his family in 2017 after going into withdrawal.
The Queen of Pop concludes her post with loving words and a red heart emoji. Only she knows the true nature of her relationship with her brother, but she chooses to remember him fondly.