Irish Singer and Musician, Sinéad O’Connor Died at 56

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Irish Singer and Musician, Sinéad O’Connor died at the age of 56. Her family confirmed.

“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,” her family said in a statement to the BBC.

She was best known for her single Nothing Compares 2 U, released in 1990, which went on to hit number one around the world. Taoiseach (Irish PM) Leo Varadkar paid tribute to her, saying her music “was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare”.

She released her debut studio album, The Lion and the Cobra in 1987 and charted internationally. Her second studio album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990), received glowing reviews upon release and became her biggest success, selling over seven million copies worldwide.

Throughout her music career, she had been unabashedly honest about her spiritual journey, activism, socio-political views, as well as her trauma and mental health struggles.

Irish Singer and Musician, Sinéad O’Connor Died at 56