Very sad news from the world of music: Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56. The acclaimed performer had seen all aspects of life; from the highest of mountains to the peril of despair. It is unclear on the cause of death at this moment.
The acclaimed performer has seen all aspects of life from the highest of mountains to the peril of despair. It is unclear on the cause of death at this moment, more to come on this developing story.
O’Connor came to the international stage with her smash hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was written by Prince. The song was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.
She released 10 studio albums, and was presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards earlier this year.
Anyone who followed her would say she was a star among stars, often stopping to speak to her fans. She was by far an MTV favorite.
O’Connor was not free from controversy and often struggled with mental health issues. She said things that electrified the world, for the better and not so much.
For instance, describing her teenage years, O’Connor said: “I steal everything. I’m not a nice person. I’m trouble.”
Her catalog includes massive successes with “Mandinka, “Emperors’ New Clothes,” and the aforementioned mega-hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
O’Connor is survived by three children; her son Shane died last year at the young age of 17.
The loss of a child never leaves a parent, causing unbearable pain for many, and most likely haunted her.
Notably, O’Connor converted to Islam in 2018 and changed her name to Shuhada Sadaqat, though continued to perform under the name Sinead O’Connor.
Despite the personal challenges, she will be remembered for her enormous heart, candid thoughts and wonderful music.