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Madonna's Older Brother Anthony Dies at 66

Madonna's Older Brother Anthony Dies at 66

Madonna’s brother, Anthony Ciccone, has sadly passed away.

The 64-year-old “Like a Prayer” superstar’s oldest brother died at age 66, musician Joe Henry, who is married to Madonna‘s sister Melanie Ciccone, confirmed on social media.

“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,” he wrote.

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“As brother Dave Henry (who took this photograph) 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…farewell, then, brother Anthony. I want to think the god your blessed mother (and mine) believed in has her there, waiting to receive you,” he continued. “At least for today, no one shall dissuade me from this vision.”

Anthony reportedly lived under a bridge in Michigan for several years while homeless, and had recently been to rehab amid struggles with alcoholism. He reconnected with his family in recent years, via Page Six.

Madonna, who is usually very active on social media, has not posted in several days.

Madonna is one of eight children, including Anthony, Martin, Paula, Christopher, Melanie, Jennifer and Mario Ciccone. Their mother, Madonna Ciccone, died due to breast cancer at age 33 in 1963.

Our thoughts are with Anthony Ciccone‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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