Tributes as family 'devastated' at death of 'beloved' Sinéad O'Connor, aged 56

Wednesday 26 July 2033

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56.

In a statement, the singer's family said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad.

"Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."

She released ten studio albums: 1992's Am I Not Your Girl? and 1994's Universal Mother both went gold in the UK, 2000's Faith and Courage received gold status in Australia,[and 2005's Throw Down Your Arms went gold in Ireland.

Her work also includes songs for films, collaborations with many other artists, and appearances at charity fundraising concerts. Her 2021 memoir Rememberings was a best seller.

Throughout her music career she had been unabashedly honest about her spiritual journey, activism, socio-political views, as well as her trauma and mental health struggles.

O'Connor had four children and was married four times. Her her first son, Jake, was born in 1987 with her first husband, music producer John Reynolds, who co-produced several of her albums.

Last year her son, Shane, died at the age of 17. His body was recovered in the Bray area of Wicklow, Ireland, after he was reported missing.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid tribute O’Connor, saying: “Her music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare.”

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