December 2, 2023

Sinead O’Connor died in London on Wednesday and her dying just isn’t being handled as suspicious, police have mentioned.

Officers have been known as to O’Connor’s property between Herne Hill and Brixton, south London, at round 11am on Wednesday. The 56-year-old Irish singer was pronounced useless on the scene.

She moved right into a £3,000-a-month penthouse earlier this month and confirmed her flat in a video posted on social media. Amongst her possessions was a black Martin Johnny Money Electro-Acoustic guitar, which was displayed on a wall.

Within the video, she hinted at plans to launch new music and a doable world tour.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman mentioned: “Police have been known as at 11.18am on Wednesday 26 July to experiences of an unresponsive lady at a residential tackle within the SE24 space. Officers attended. A 56-year-old lady was pronounced useless on the scene.”

A press release from the singer’s household mentioned: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead. Her household and mates are devastated and have requested privateness at this very tough time.”

No medical trigger has been given for her dying and an post-mortem will probably be carried out, with outcomes taking as much as “a number of weeks”, London Inside South Coroner’s Courtroom heard.

‘The lamp of my soul’

O’Connor had been open about her psychological well being struggles up to now.

Following the dying of her 17-year-old son Shane in January, the mom of 4 was admitted to hospital after posting on social media that she had “determined to comply with” his path. 

{The teenager} took his personal life in January final 12 months after escaping hospital whereas on suicide watch.

O’Connor mourned him in a tweet and mentioned: “Been dwelling as an undead night time creature since. He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul.

“We have been one soul in two halves. He was the one one that ever liked me unconditionally. I’m misplaced within the bardo [limbo] with out him.”

O’Connor modified her identify to Shuhada’ Sadaqat when she transformed to Islam in 2018. Born on Dec 8, 1966, she had spoken about her traumatic childhood by the hands of a mom who she alleged bodily and sexually abused her.

Positioned in corrective faculty aged 15 after spates of theft, O’Connor’s musical expertise was noticed by one of many nuns at Grianan Coaching Centre, in Dublin, who purchased her a guitar and urged her to have classes.

She subsequently met Colm Farrelly, with whom she fashioned the band Ton Ton Macoute, thrusting her onto the worldwide stage.

After signing with Ensign Information, she launched her first album, The Lion and the Cobra, which bought 2.5 million copies, in 1987. Her 1990 album I Do Not Need What I Haven’t Bought bought greater than seven million.