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Nothing Compares 2 U Singer, Sinead O’Connor Passed Away at 56

nothing compares 2 u singer sinead o connor passed away at 56

Sinead O’Connor, Irish singer well-known for ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ has passed away at the age of 56 years old. 

Her death was confirmed by RTE, who shared a family statement.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

There was no confirmation of the cause of death for Sinead O’Connor.

O’Connor’s release of “Nothing Compares 2 U” was one of the biggest hits in the ’90s. Her first album named, “Lion and the Cobra” was released to critical acclaim in 1987, but it was O’Connor’s next album called “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” that really got her attention and started off her career as a well-known artist. 

Her cover of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U” hit No.1 in 1990, marked by the music video of her with close-cropped hair and a dark turtleneck. 

That very song was nominated for several Grammy awards and got O’Connor both MTV Video of the Year and best video by a female artist. 

For the oncoming years of her career, O’Conner was faced with controversy, ripping a photo of the pop on Saturday Night Live, becoming a priest of a Catholic group, and taking to social media to air personal problems. 

O’Connor was open about her struggles with addiction and mental health and detailed her experience in her 2021 memoir. 

“I grew up in a severely abusive situation, my mother being the perpetrator,” O’Connor told NPR in 2014. “So much of child abuse is about being voiceless, and it’s a wonderfully healing thing to just make sounds.”

After being expelled from Catholic schools and regularly caught shoplifting as a child, O’Connor began creating noise in a facility for young offenders. But after a nun gave her a guitar, she started singing, first on the streets of Dublin and later with the well-known Irish band In Tua Nua.

After her death was announced, the prime minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, gave a statement regarding the matter. “Really sorry to hear of the passing of Sinead O’Connor. Her music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare. Condolences to her family, her friends, and all who loved her music. Ar dheis Dé go Raibh a hAnam (may her soul rest at the right hand of God).” – WhatALife!/Zain

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