Madonna’s brother Anthony Ciccone dies age 66

On Saturday, Madonna’s brother-in-law, Joe Henry, made the tragic announcement via Instagram. Anthony had been struggling with long-term alcohol addiction and reportedly spent several years living on the streets of Michigan.

In the sad announcement, Joe, who is married to Madonna’s sister Melanie Ciccone, confirmed that Anthony had “exited this earthly plane” on Friday night.

He penned an emotional statement saying: “I’ve known him since I was 15, in the spring of our lives in Michigan so many years now gone.”

Alongside a black and white photo of Anthony, the 62-year-old continued: “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.

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“Farewell, then, brother Anthony. I want to think the god your blessed mother (and mine) believed in has her there, waiting to receive you.

“At least for today, no one shall dissuade me from this vision.” has contacted Madonna’s representatives for comment.

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