G. McConway
July 27, 2023

Irish Singer Sinead O’Connor Dead at 56

A singer who took the world by storm in the early 1990s is dead.

Sinead O'Connor, an Ireland native, passed away this week, reported The Irish Times.

No cause of death was given, reported Breitbart. With her mental issues, however, most are assuming she died at her own hand.

Polarizing Figure

O'Connor was a notable figure the second her single "Nothing Compares 2 U," a cover of a Prince song, was released.

Her unique look, Irish descent, and incredible voice made her an instant hit…

It only took about two years for her to be tagged as an activist/radical, which started in 1992 when she infamously tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live appearance…

Throughout her career, she released 10 albums, also winning the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards.

She has always been a bit of a wildcard, but the death of her son Shane in 2022 shook O'Connor and she was never the same.

Sadly, she had three other children that she more or less left behind the moment Shane died.

At the time, she posted, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I am with cops now on way to hospital. I'm sorry I upset everyone. I am lost without my kid and I hate myself. Hospital will help a while."

She has long had a personal battle with suicidal demons, something she was open about.

In 2017, she posted on Facebook, "People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on Earth.

"You've got to take care of us. We're not like everybody. If you have a family member that suffers from mental illness, care for them, tenderness, love, care for them. Visit them in the hospital, don't dump them in the hospital and bugger off."

That seemed to start a downward spiral that never ended. She was looking for direction, converting to Islam in 2018, changing her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

After her conversion, she posted, "What I'm about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that's what non-muslims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting."

She would later apologize for the comments, stating, "They were not true at the time and they are not true now. I was triggered as a result of Islamophobia dumped on me. I apologize for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows."

For someone so talented, I doubt she ever had a moment's peace inside her head.

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