Madonna pays tribute to older brother

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Madonna paid an emotional tribute to her late brother Anthony Ciccone who passed on last Friday.

In an Instagram story on Feb. 28, Madonna shared a group photo as she thanked her brother "for blowing her mind as a young girl."

Madonna wrote:

"Thank you for blowing my mind as a young girl and introducing me to Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Buddhism, Taoism, Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, Jack Kerouac, Expansive Thinking, Outside the Box. You planted many important seeds."

Madonna is currently in the thick of preparations for her upcoming "Celebration" tour.