‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Singer, Sinead O’Connor Passes On At The Age Of 56

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‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Singer, Sinead O’Connor, has passed on.

The Irish singer died at the age of 56.

Her demise has been reported by multiple sources.

Currently, the cause of her death has not been made public.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” her family confirmed in a statement to RTE. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

Born in Glenageary, Ireland in 1966, O’Connor became one of the country’s most prominent musicians.

Sadly, her personal life was marred by tragedy and struggles with mental illness. O’Connor’s son, Shane, died by suicide at 17 in January 2022 after going missing in Ireland, and the singer publicly threatened suicide herself multiple times in recent years.

Her solo career began after she was signed to Ensign Records and hired Fachtna O’Ceallaigh, U2’s former head of Mother Records, as her manager. In 1987, she released her first album, The Lion and the Cobra, earning college radio play in the U.S. and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Sinead O’Connor got international recognition following her second album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. The album was nominated for four GRAMMY awards, winning Best Alternative Music Performance, and sold seven million copies worldwide.

It also featured the 1990 hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” O’Connor’s arrangement and cover of a record composed by Prince for one of his side projects. The song was accompanied by a video of the singer starkly crying in front of the camera, quickly becoming a staple on MTV and making her the first female artist to win the network’s Video Music Award for Video of the Year.

May her soul rest in peace.

Sinead O'Connor

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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