Sinead O’Connor, an Irish singer, dies at age 56.

Iris singer Sinead O’Connor has passed away at age of 56. Her cause of death is still unknown. Fans and other musicians have paid tribute to her, praising her talent and sending their condolences to her friends and family. 

The singer’s family requested privacy in a statement cited by Irish broadcaster RTE, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

The 1990 Billboard Music Awards named Sinead O’Connor’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” the top global single. She had ten studio albums to her credit. She received three Grammy nominations for her performance of the ballads, which also topped international charts. She received the 1991 Artist of the Year award from Rolling Stone. She received the first-ever Classic Irish Album Award at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards earlier this year.

 

President Michael D.Higgins reponded to the news and said: “What Ireland has lost at such a relatively young age is one of our greatest and most gifted composers, songwriters and performers of recent decades, one who had a unique talent and extraordinary connection with her audience, all of whom held such love and warmth for her.”

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said “O’Connor’s music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare.”

Conor McGregor, Irish former UFC champion said: “The world has lost an artist with the voice of an angel. Ireland has lost an iconic voice and one of our absolute finest, by a long shot. And I have lost a friend. Sinead’s music will live on and continue to inspire! Rest In Peace, Sinead you are home with your son I am sure.”

Famous Musician Bryan Adams tweeted a heartfelt note on Connor’s death, “RIP Sinéad O’Connor, I loved working with you making photos, doing gigs in Ireland together and chats, all my love to your family.”

 

Tori Amos, a famous American singer-songwriter also tweeted on the news

 

The singer, who had four marriages, struggled in her personal life. On social media, she was candid about her struggles with mental health and disclosed that bipolar disorder had been diagnosed. Shane, her son, committed suicide last year at the age of 17.

In 1992, Sinead O’Connor stirred up controversy when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II for a television program in opposition to sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Later, she resisted offering an apology and insisted that her actions were brilliant and that she had no regrets. Additionally, she claimed that being “treated like a crazy bitch” traumatized her.