Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis and Questlove unite to pay heartfelt tribute to Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor, iconic singer of "Nothing Compares 2 U," dies at 56.
The world is in mourning as news of the death of singer Sinead O'Connor spreads. The Irish-born musician, famous for her rendition of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," passed away at the age of 56. The cause of her death has not yet been disclosed. In a statement to RTE, her family confirmed the devastating news and requested privacy during this difficult time.
O'Connor, born in Glenageary, Ireland in 1966, rose to prominence as one of Ireland's most celebrated musicians, joining the ranks of U2, Enya, and The Cranberries, who also achieved global fame in the '80s and '90s.
However, O'Connor's personal life was marked by tragedy and struggles with mental illness. In January 2022, her son Shane tragically died by suicide at the age of 17 after going missing in Ireland. O'Connor herself publicly expressed thoughts of suicide multiple times in recent years.
The news of O'Connor's passing has drawn heartfelt tributes from fellow musicians, actors, and other notable figures across various industries. Questlove, the drummer of The Roots, expressed his devastation on social media, describing O'Connor as one of the kindest individuals he had ever known. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis shared a personal anecdote about hearing O'Connor sing acappella in an empty chapel in Ireland, calling it one of the most beautiful experiences of her life. Curtis also praised O'Connor's activism, highlighting her efforts to bring about change in Ireland's laws.
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who considered O'Connor a friend, paid tribute to her on Twitter. He described her as an artist with the voice of an angel and one of Ireland's finest talents. McGregor expressed his belief that O'Connor's music would continue to inspire and shared his condolences for her and her late son.
The loss of Sinead O'Connor has left a void in the music industry and in the hearts of fans worldwide. Her powerful voice and impactful contributions to music will be remembered and cherished.