Madonna appears to have been taking care of her brother, Anthony Ciccone, prior to his tragic death. Despite their tumultuous past, the siblings were far from estranged.
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Madonna's relatives revealed to TMZ that the 64-year-old singer has been paying for Anthony Ciccone's stay in a rehabilitation facility in Michigan.
Ciccone has been in the hospital for a long time, according to the reports. In addition, he removed the feeding/breathing tubes that the doctors ordered him to use two days before his death.
Ciccone's health is said to be in a state of flux towards the end, despite his apparent weight loss.
De asemenea, Ciccone was reportedly aware of the outcome when he decided to remove the equipment that ultimately resulted in his death.
Several of his family members, including his father Silvio Ciccone and his other sister Paula, were reported to have been visiting him in his final days, according to insiders.
Paula stayed by Ciccone's bedside for most of her time. Ciccone supposedly lived as a homeless man throughout his life, and at one point even lived under a bridge.
'Madonna aided her brother when he would accept that help,' according to a source. During his final months, he was in touch with his family and Madonna, but this past week, he rejected the help offered by a rehab facility, and it was clear he was ready to leave.'
Back in 2011, Ciccone talked about his family in an interview.
'I'm a zero in their eyes,' he said. I'm a disgrace. My family would most likely not know or care about it if I died.'
Madonna shared a family photo that featured Ciccone on her Instagram Story.
'Thank you for blowing my mind as a young girl and introducing me to [jazz musicians] Charlie Parker [and] Miles Davis,' said the hitmaker.
The 64-year-old pop star expressed her gratitude for various topics taught by Ciccone, such as Buddhism and Taoism.
She thanked him for introducing her to authors like Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, and Jack Kerouac.
Madonna concluded her tribute by saying, "You planted many important seeds."
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