Sinéad O’Connor dead at age 56

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Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor known for her provocative and expressive music in the 1990’s, has passed away at the age of 56. “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,” the singer’s family said in a statement.

O’Connor was very open about her mental state when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017. In 2022 her son Shane died by suicide, which led to the singer tweeting that there was “no point in living without him.” Soon after that she was treated and hospitalized. Though she announced her retirement from music in 2013 she continued to make music throughout her life. Her most recent album “I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss” was released in 2017 and she also sang the theme for Season 7 of the show “Outlander”.

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