‘Force of nature’ and music legend Sinéad O’Connor dies, age 56

Jul 27, 2023
Fans and high-profile figures alike were quick to take to social media to pay tribute to O'Connor, expressing their love and admiration for the iconic Irish singer-songwriter while honouring her legacy. Source: Getty Images.

The music world is in mourning following the untimely passing of Sinéad O’Connor, the legendary Irish singer-songwriter celebrated for her powerful vocals and fearless attitude was 56 years old.

O’Connor’s family released a statement announcing the passing of the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker, no cause of death has been revealed.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” the statement read.

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

O’Connor left a lasting impact on the world of music. Her journey began with the release of the critically acclaimed debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, in 1987, followed by the groundbreaking success of I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got in 1990 which featured the iconic hit Nothing Compares 2 U.

Over the years, she released ten studio albums, among them, Am I Not Your Girl? in 1992 and Universal Mother in 1994 achieved the coveted gold status in the UK, while Faith and Courage in 2000 received gold recognition in Australia, and Throw Down Your Arms in 2005 earned gold certification in Ireland.

Her unapologetic approach to addressing spirituality, activism, socio-political issues, and personal struggles endeared her to fans worldwide.

Fans and high-profile figures alike were quick to take to social media to pay tribute to O’Connor, expressing their love and admiration for the iconic Irish singer-songwriter while honouring her legacy.

O’Connor is survived by her three children.

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