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26th Jul 2023

Sinéad O’Connor sadly dies at the age of 56

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Legendary Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has sadly passed away at the age of 56, The Irish Times has reported.

The Dublin native had career spanning over three decades, with 10 studio albums and her single Nothing Compares 2 U was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

Earlier this year she was presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards, receiving a standing ovation as she dedicated the award to “each and every member of Ireland’s refugee community.”

Sinéad is survived by her three children. Her son Shane sadly died last year at the age of 17.

The singer’s cause of death is yet to be revealed.