Madonna has broken her silence after her brother Anthony Ciccone died on Sunday at the age of 66.
Madonna remembers him fondly and lists what he taught her in life.
“Thank you for expanding my horizons as a young girl and introducing me to Charlie Parker, Miles David, Buddhism, Taoism, Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, Jack Kerouac, thinking outside the box,” Madonna said. on Instagram, adding, “You planted a lot of important seeds.”
Anthony was the eldest of five siblings. He had battled alcoholism and homelessness in his life. He didn’t want to be known for being Madonna’s brother and didn’t care about handouts from her. He told the Daily Mail in 2011 that his family had turned their backs on him, but at the time he was living under a bridge in a sleeping bag.
“I am nothing in their eyes; not a person but a disgrace. If I froze to death, my family probably wouldn’t care and wouldn’t recover for six months.”
He said he was not seeking alms from his sister, who had repeatedly tried to get him into treatment, and his father had told him he could work if he could only accept the help that was given. was at his disposal.
However, it finally worked in 2017 when he finally got treatment and returned to his family.
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