Months after the sudden passing of Sinéad O’Connor, the renowned Irish singer, the London Inner South Coroner’s Court has revealed that she died of natural causes. O’Connor, who was 56 years old at the time of her death, was found unresponsive at her home in London on July 26, 2023. The coroner confirmed that no further investigations into her death would be conducted, indicating that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding it.
O’Connor’s death was a significant loss to the music world and her fans globally. Her family released a statement expressing their deep sadness and requesting privacy during the difficult time. The singer’s personal life had been marked by challenges, including the tragic suicide of her 17-year-old son Shane in January 2022, and her own struggles with mental health.
Tributes poured in from celebrities, musicians, and fans alike, remembering O’Connor as a talented artist and a courageous voice in the industry. Russell Crowe shared a personal encounter with her, highlighting her engaging conversation and warm memory. Jamie Lee Curtis recalled O’Connor’s powerful a cappella performance in an Irish chapel, while musicians like Pink and Brandi Carlile honored her by performing her iconic song, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Sinead O’Connor’s journey in the music industry began at a young age. She became a sensation with the release of her first album and gained worldwide fame with her cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in 1990. She was not only known for her unique voice but also for her activism, notably her protest against child abuse on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992, where she famously tore down a portrait of Pope John Paul II.