Sinead O’Connor dies, aged 56
Police have issued a statement on the death of Irish musician Sinéad O’Connor.
O’Connor’s death was confirmed by her family in a statement provided to BBC News on Wednesday. The Dublin-born musician died on Wednesday aged 56, after being found “unresponsive” in “a residential address” in the Lambeth area of London.
According to The Irish Sun, police said in a statement that O’Connor “was pronounced dead at the scene” and that her “death is not being treated as suspicious”.
Her death comes a year after the suicide of her 17-year-old son Shane.
Throughout her life, O’Connor was known for her political activism and personal candour, as well as a string of acclaimed albums and her 1990 cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
In his lengthy tribute, Crowe shared the story of an encounter he had with O’Connor outside an Irish pub in 2022.
“We sat there the four of us and variously expressed the same thing. What an amazing woman. Peace be with your courageous heart Sinéad,” the Unhinged star wrote on Twitter.
How to watch Sinead O’Connor documentary ‘Nothing Compares’
The award-winning documentary about Sinead O’Connor’s life is set to broadcast on Saturday (July 29) on Sky and NOW, following the singer’s death at the age of 56.
The documentary, directed by Kathryn Ferguson, tells the story of O’Connor’s rise to fame, with archival footage from 1987-1993.
According to reports, the two-hour documentary will be broadcast on television for the first time and will air exclusively on Sky Documentaries at 2 am and again at 9 pm on Saturday 29 July.
It will also be available on demand and on the streaming service NOW.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 07:18
Sinead O’Connor previously revealed instructions she gave her children in event of her death
Sinead O’Connor gave her children specific instructions to use in the event of her death.
In a 2021 interview with People magazine about her memoir Rememberings, O’Connor revealed that she had told her children to call her accountant before the emergency services if she died.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 07:00
His campaign forced Sinead O’Connor to scrap a 1997 Jerusalem concert. Now he is a Cabinet minister
Death threats forced Irish pop singer Sinead O’Connor to call off a peace concert in Jerusalem in the summer of 1997. At the time, a young man named Itamar Ben-Gvir took credit for the campaign against her.
Today, he is Israel’s national security minister.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 06:30
Sinead O’Connor’s brutal snub of Piers Morgan resurfaces after TV presenter honours ‘wondrously gifted singer’
Sinead O’Connor’s brutal rejection of Piers Morgan’s invitation to feature as a guest on ITV’s Good Morning Britain has resurfaced following her death aged 56.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 06:00
Sinead O’Connor shared heartbreaking post about death of son days before she died
Sinead O’Connor’s final post on social media before her death was a heartbreaking tribute to her son, Shane, who died last year by suicide aged 17.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 05:30
No medical cause given for Sinead O’Connor’s death
No medical cause was given in the death of Sinead O’Connor and an autopsy will be carried out, London Inner South Coroner’s Court said on Thursday (27 July).
The result of the autopsy may not be available for several weeks, according to a statement on the court website.
Peony Hirwani28 July 2023 05:00
Former First Lady of California pays tribute
Former First Lady of California, Maria Shriver, has paid her respects to O’Connor.
The ex-wife of former California Governor and Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger shared a clip of her 1990 interview with the Irish singer.
“She truly was one of a kind, and will be missed, but not forgotten,” Shriver wrote.
Inga Parkel28 July 2023 04:00
Presenter and producer Siobhán McAndrew pays tribute to Sinéad O’Connor
“You were so loved by so many Sinéad O’Connor,” Siobhán McAndrew wrote on Twitter along with a video of the “Jackie” singer taking the stage at the RTÉ Choice Music earlier this year.
“This video was taken just 4 months ago at the @choiceprize awards in Dublin and the atmosphere in the room when Sinéad took to the stage was just electric,” McAndrew added. “I’m sorry the world was so cruel to you. Rest in Power Irish Princess.”
Inga Parkel28 July 2023 03:30
A world in mourning
Several impromptu and scheduled gatherings have popped up around different areas of the country to honour Sinead O’Connor. Here’s a scene from one outside of Temple Bar.
Inga Parkel28 July 2023 03:00
Pink and Brandi Carlile perform beautiful tribute to Sinead O’Connor
Pink and Brandi Carlile performed a beautiful tribute to the Irish singer during their Wednesday (26 July) night concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The two singers belted a powerful rendition of O’Connor’s famous “Nothing Compares 2 U” track.
Inga Parkel28 July 2023 02:30