Sinead O’Connor Wiki – Sinead O’Connor Biography
Sinead O’Connor has died at the age of 56, it was reported last night. The Irish singer rose to worldwide stardom in 1990 with Prince’s harrowing version of her on Nothing Compares 2 U. It comes a year after the mother-of-four’s 17-year-old son Shane took his own life in January 2022 after escaping from hospital while on suicide watch. At the time of his death, the musician, who changed her name to Shuhada ‘Sadaqat in 2018 when he converted to Islam, was thought to spend her time between Co Roscommon, Ireland and London. In her last Tweet, O’Connor posted a photo of Shane and said, “I’ve been living as an undead nocturnal creature ever since.” He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We were a soul in two halves. He was the only person who loved me unconditionally. I’m lost in the bardo without him. O’Connor was born into a troubled family in Dublin on December 8, 1966. Later in her life, she claimed that she began to have mental health problems because her mother physically and sexually abused her as a child.
Sinead O’Connor was 56 years old.
Sinead O’Connor Career
Her interest in music began in 1979, when at the age of 15 her shoplifting and truancy issues led to her being placed in a Magdalene Asylum, for 18 months. It was here she started to develop her writing and music and was subsequently “discovered” by the drummer of popular Irish band Tua Nua, where she went on to co-write their song Take My Hand. In 1985 while performing in a band called Ton Ton Macoute she left and moved to London where she was signed to Ensign records. At the age of 20, while recording her first album, The Lion and the Cobra, she became pregnant by her session drummer John Reynolds.They had a son, Jake, and married in 1987. Her first album was hailed “a sensation”, reaching gold record status and earning O’Connor a Grammy nomination. Upon the release of her second album – 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – she had formed the identity with which we’ve come to associate her – in particular, her trademark shaved head.