Madonna remembers her eldest sibling, Anthony Ciccone, who died over the weekend.
The announcement was made on Instagram by musician Joe Henry, who is married to Madonna’s sister Melanie Ciccone.
Madonna took to social media on Monday the singer and wrote on her Instagram Story with a photo of the two of them.
Thank you for blowing my mind as a young girl…. You planted many important seeds..
She credited Ciccone with introducing her to jazz musicians Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, the writers Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, and Jack Kerouac—as well as Buddhism and Taoism and
Expansive Thinking Outside the Box…”
A cause of death has not been, but a source close to the family told said Monday that Ciccone had recently refused help for long-standing issues with substance abuse.
During his final months, he was in contact with family and Madonna, but this past week, he refused the support the rehab facility offered.
Anthony Ciccone was 66.
(Photos, Instagram; via Jersey Evening Post)