Sinead O'Connor was found unresponsive at London home

Thursday 27 July 2023

Sinead O'Connor was found unresponsive at her home in London and pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

No medical cause has been given for her death and an autopsy will be conducted with results taking up to “several weeks”, London Inner South Coroner’s Court has said.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 11.18am on Wednesday 26 July to reports of an unresponsive woman at a residential address in the SE24 area.

"Officers attended. A 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

Announcing the Irish singer's death yesterday, her family and friends issued the following statement: "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."

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.