The UK police shared very sad news about Sinéad O’Connor, a famous singer. She was found not alive in her house in London on Wednesday, July 26. Her family told The Irish Times how heartbroken they are and asked for some quiet time to cope with the loss.
Sinéad O’Connor was loved for her music around the world, and she won many awards for it. But, she also had a tough time because she had problems with her feelings and thoughts. Sometimes she said things about politics and society that made people upset or angry.
Sinéad O’Connor was born on December 8, 1966, in Dublin. She had a really hard time growing up. Her mom was not kind to her and this hurt her a lot. Because of this, she decided to spend her life helping children who were treated badly. When she was 15, she had to live in a special place because she stole things and skipped school. But it was also when she found out she was really good at music.
When she was just 20 years old, she made her first music album called “The Lion and the Cobra” in 1987. People all over the world loved it, and she even got a special music award called a Grammy nomination. Two famous music magazines, Slant Magazine and Pitchfork, said it was one of the best albums of the 1980s. They said it was an amazing first album, and they liked how it talked about love for your country, feelings, religion, and how some people aren’t treated fairly. This helped show that Sinéad was always her own person.
After that, Sinéad made another music album in 1990 called “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.” This one did even better! It had a song she sang that was first made by a singer named Prince. The song is called “Nothing Compares 2 U” and it became her most famous song. It was named the best song in the world for 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards. Lots of people still think it’s one of the best songs ever.
On a very sad day, the police in London found Sinéad in her home and she wasn’t moving or responding. The police said she was already gone when they got there. Now, doctors are doing a special check-up, called an autopsy, to see why she died. But this might take a few weeks, so we won’t know the real reason she passed away for a little while.
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The police have said that they don’t think anything fishy or strange happened when Sinéad died.
Sinéad, who had won a Grammy, had been through a really sad time in 2022 when her 17-year-old son, Shane, took his own life. He had disappeared in Ireland before this happened. Before she died, Sinéad used places like Facebook or Twitter to tell people about how hard things were for her after losing her son. She said she felt like she was lost and called herself an “undead night creature” because life without Shane was so tough. This shows how close they were.
Sinéad wrote about her son on Twitter, saying, “”Been living as undead night creature since.. He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We were one soul in two halves. He was the only person who ever loved me unconditionally. I am lost in the bardo without him.” This means she loved her son very much and felt like a part of her was missing without him. She also talked about wanting to die sometimes, like when she disappeared in a city called Chicago in 2016.
When people found out that Sinéad had passed away, other famous people who make music and are in movies wrote messages on social media to remember her. They talked about how great her music was and how she worked hard to help others. Right now, we’re all thinking about Sinéad’s family and friends, and her fans who loved her music, during this very tough time.