According to her relatives, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor passed away at age 56.
She was best known for her 1990 single Nothing Compares 2 U, which helped make her a household name thanks in large part to its memorable music video.
In a statement, the family said: “We announce the departure of our dear Sinead with deep sorrow.
Her family and friends are inconsolable and have asked for privacy during this extremely trying time.
The reason of death was not disclosed.
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Singer Alison Moyet claimed in a tweet to have a voice that could “crack stone,” while former Stone Roses member Ian Brown called performing with her “the pinnacle of my musical career.”
Bryan Adams shared a photo of O’Connor and wrote that he “loved” interacting with her and working with her.
Conor McGregor, an Irish UFC fighter, also posted pictures and lamented the loss of “one of our absolute finest” and “an iconic voice” in Ireland.
She shared a picture of the two along with a row of crying emojis and claimed she has been “lived as an undead night creature since [his] death.
He was my soul’s light and the love of my life. We were two sides of one soul, she said.
The singer released ten studio albums and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, but she was never able to match Prince’s monumental hit, Nothing Compares 2 U.
A whole generation of admirers can immediately identify the singer from the intense close-up and the tear she sheds in the video.
She once claimed that the pressure from music industry executives to be conventionally gorgeous led her to shave her head.
O’Connor’s debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, was published in 1987. She started playing on the streets of Dublin with a guitar that a nun had given to her.
I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss, her most recent album, was released in 2014.
In her memoir from two years ago, she stated, “Everyone wants a pop star, see?” But I sing in protest. Just some things I needed to get off my chest. I didn’t want to be famous.
She had four marriages, the last of which disintegrated in 2011 after 16 days, and four kids.
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