Sinéad O’Connor’s cause of death revealed following months of speculation

Jan 10, 2024
Now the circumstances surrounding her untimely passing have been revealed by the Southwark Coroner's Court in London. Source: Getty Images.

The world mourned the loss of an iconic voice when Sinéad O’Connor passed away, leaving behind a legacy that transcends generations.

After months of speculation, the cause of her untimely demise has finally been revealed, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the legendary artist’s departure.

O’Connor, known for her soul-stirring vocals and fearless persona, passed away at the age of 56 on July 26, 2023.

At the time, O’Connor’s family released a statement announcing the passing of the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker.

“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.”

The sudden loss of the iconic Irish singer-songwriter sent shockwaves through the music community and left her fans reeling with grief.

Shortly after her passing, London’s Metropolitan Police announced the singer’s death was not being treated as suspicious.

Now the circumstances surrounding her untimely passing have been revealed by the Southwark Coroner’s Court in London.

“This is to confirm that Ms. O’Connor died of natural causes,” the statement read.

“The coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in her death.”

Fans flooded social media with tributes last year when O’Connor passed away, and the recent revelation of her cause of death sparked a heartfelt wave of remembrance as admirers honoured the enduring legacy of the beloved artist once more.

O’Connor left a lasting mark on the music scene, embarking on her journey with the acclaimed debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, in 1987. The groundbreaking success of I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got in 1990, featuring the iconic hit Nothing Compares 2 U, solidified her place in musical history.

With a total of ten studio albums, notable mentions include Am I Not Your Girl? in 1992 and Universal Mother in 1994, both achieving gold status in the UK. Faith and Courage in 2000 received gold recognition in Australia, while Throw Down Your Arms in 2005 earned gold certification in Ireland.

O’Connor’s unapologetic exploration of spirituality, activism, socio-political issues, and personal struggles resonated with fans globally, creating a devoted following.

O’Connor is survived by her three children, leaving behind a musical legacy that will continue to inspire and resonate with generations to come.

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