Sinead O’Connor, the legendary Irish performer known for her Nineties anthem “Nothing Compares 2 U” has died aged 56.
The singer’s death comes a year after her 17-year-old son Shane died after escaping hospital while on suicide watch.
In a statement, the singer’s family said: “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.”
O’Connor released 10 studio albums over the course of her career, the second of which, 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got sold more than seven million copies.
O’Connor was born in Dublin in 1966. Around the age of 13, she left her mother and went to live with her father, who had married a new wife in Virginia, USA.
She is survived by her three children, Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters and Yeshua Bonadio.
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