Irish music legend Sinead O'Connor has died: what she is remembered for. Photo and video
Irish singer and activist, Irish music legend Sinead O'Connor died. She was 56 years old.The cause of death of the star is not disclosed.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead. Her family and friends are devastated and ask for privacy at this very difficult time," the statement said.
According to Variety, O'Connor, who has been outspoken about her years-long struggle with mental illness, wrote on her Facebook page earlier this month that she was back in London and finishing up an album due out next year. She also shared plans to tour Australia and New Zealand in 2024 and Europe, the US and other territories in 2025.
O'Connor had a difficult childhood - her parents divorced when she was eight years old. The singer claimed from an early age that her mother, with whom she lived with afterward, physically abused her, leading O'Connor to openly advocate for abused children. At the age of fifteen, O'Connor spent eighteen months in an orphanage due to truancy and shoplifting. However, even at an early age, she showed musical talent.
O'Connor's career took off after she began working with former U2 recording head Fahtna O'Sillay.
Sinead O'Connor's first album titled "The Lion and the Cobra" was released to critical acclaim in 1987, And although her first album earned her a Grammy nomination, it was her second album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" in 1990 that made O'Connor a celebrity.
That album included the song "Nothing Compares 2 U," which was originally written by Prince. O'Connor's arrangement kept it at the top of the charts in many countries, including Ireland. The song earned her a Grammy nomination as well as another award for Best Female Vocal Rock Performance, and the album itself won Sinead O'Connor a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance.
O'Connor is survived by three children. Her son Shane committed suicide last year at the age of 17. At the time, O'Connor stated that she "decided to go after her son" as she saw no point in living without him. She noted that her children didn't want to know her and called herself a "turd."
Following that tweet, O'Connor was hospitalized by cops. But the singer later wrote that the medical attention is temporary, saying she still intends to commit suicide.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the death of her son Sinead reported on January 8. He escaped from the hospital where he was treated after two suicide attempts at the end of last year. The artist addressed the teenagers and asked them not to repeat Shane's act.