Sinéad O’Connor’s family has issued a statement following her heartbreaking death.
News of the 56-year-old’s death emerged this evening.
Her family shared:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
Tributes have been pouring in following the Irish singer’s death.
Author Marian Keyes wrote, “Oh lord, this is heartbreaking. How she suffered. Poor, poor Sinead. Rest in peace, you amazing, brave, beautiful, unique wonder.”
I regularly watch Sinead on the Grammy Awards in 1989. Only 21 years old, achingly beautiful, alone on that giant stage, absolutely transfixinghttps://t.co/ZVyyWosL3T
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) July 26, 2023
“Devastated to hear the news about Sinead O’Connor. What a loss,” Louise McSharry added.
Absolutely heartbroken to hear of Sinead O’Connor passing today.
Sinead showed huge support for people living with HIV. Here she wears a Dublin AIDS Alliance (now @HIVIreland) tee on the Late Late show in 1990.
A very different Ireland then and now – more so with losing her ? pic.twitter.com/YXAFsRUDH7
— Adam Shanley (@Adlers1) July 26, 2023
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shared, “Really sorry to hear of the passing of Sinéad O’Connor. Her music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare.”
“Condolences to her family, her friends, and all who loved her music. Ar dheis Dé go Raibh a hAnam,” he continued.
Colm O’Gorman added, “Truly awful news. So very sad to hear this. It is hard to think of an artist who has had the social and cultural impact of Sinead.
“What a loss. Heartfelt condolences to her children, her family, and all who loved her,” he added.
The Dublin native had a career spanning over three decades, with 10 studio albums.
Sinéad is survived by her three children. Her son Shane sadly died last year at the age of 17.