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Shuhada Sadaqat (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor on 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter. Her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, released in 1987, charted internationally, and her single “Nothing Compares 2 U”, released in 1990, was named the number one world single by the Billboard Music Awards.

Son of Sinéad O’Connor dies at age of 17 after going missing

Son of Sinéad O’Connor dies at age of 17 after going missing
Son of Sinéad O’Connor dies at age of 17 after going missing

Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son has died, two days after he was reported missing.

The musician shared the news on social media, writing that he “decided to end his earthly struggle” and asked that “no one follows his example”.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, O’Connor tweeted: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God. May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.”

Police confirmed the news of the teenager’s death on Saturday.

Shane O’Connor had been missing since Thursday, with the Gardaí launching an appeal for his whereabouts. The 17-year-old was missing from Newbridge, County Kildare, and was last seen on Friday morning in the Tallaght, Dublin 24 area, the Gardaí said. In the appeal, which was reissued on Friday, officers said they were concerned for his welfare.

At the time, the singer had posted heartfelt messages on social media asking her son to contact her. “Shane, your life is precious. God didn’t chisel that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing,” she tweeted.

“My world would collapse without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop it from beating. Please don’t harm yourself. Go to the Gardai and let’s get you to hospital.

“This is a message for my son, Shane. Shane, it’s not funny any more all this going missing. You are scaring the crap out of me. Could you please do the right thing and present yourself at a Gardai station. If you are with Shane please call the Gardai for his safety.”

The Gardaí have confirmed that the search for the 17-year-old has ended. “Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday 7 January 2022, a missing person appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down,” a spokesperson told the Irish Mirror.

The musician was sent messages of condolences on social media, with Cáit O’Riordan, formerly of the Pogues, tweeting: “I’m so sorry Sinéad.”

Sinead O’Connor Biography, Wiki

O’Connor was born in Glenageary, County Dublin on 8 December 1966. She was named Sinéad after Sinéad de Valera, the wife of Irish President Éamon de Valera, Marie after the mother of the doctor presiding over the delivery, and Bernadette in honor of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes. She is the third of five children; her siblings are novelist Joseph, Eimear, John, and Eoin.

Her parents are Sean O’Connor, a structural engineer later turned barrister and chairperson of the Divorce Action Group and Marie O’Connor. In 1979 O’Connor left her mother and went to live with her father and his new wife. At the age of 15, her shoplifting and truancy led to her being placed for eighteen months in a Magdalene asylum, the Grianán Training Centre run by the Order of Our Lady of Charity.

In some ways, she thrived there, especially in the development of her writing and music, but she also chafed under the imposed conformity. Unruly students there were sometimes sent to sleep in the adjoining nursing home, an experience of which she later commented, “I have never—and probably will never—experience such panic and terror and agony over anything.”

O’Connor’s mother Marie died in an automobile accident in 1986, when O’Connor was nineteen.

In June 1993, O’Connor wrote a public letter in The Irish Times which asked people to “stop hurting” her: “If only I can fight off the voices of my parents / and gather a sense of self-esteem / Then I’ll be able to REALLY sing …” The letter repeated accusations of abuse by her parents as a child which O’Connor had made in interviews. Her brother Joseph defended their father to the newspaper but agreed regarding their mother’s “extreme and violent abuse, both emotional and physical”. O’Connor said that month, “Our family is very messed up. We can’t communicate with each other. We are all in agony. I for one am in agony.”

Sinead O'Connor Biography Wikipedia
Sinead O’Connor
Birth nameSinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor
Also known asMagda Davitt
Shuhada’ Sadaqat[1]
Born8 December 1966 (age 55)
Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland
GenresAlternative rock, pop-rock, folk-rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, former priest
InstrumentsVocalsguitarbasskeyboardspercussionlow whistle
Years active1986–present
LabelsEnsign, Chrysalis Records, Vanguard, Chocolate and Vanilla, One Little Indian Records, Nettwerk
Associated actsTon Ton Macoute
WebsiteSineadOConnor.com

Sinead O’Connor Career

In 1984, while he was a student at the Newtown School, O’Connor was recruited as a member of a band, ‘Ton Ton Macoute’. While singing there, she caught the attention of Ensign Records, a successful music company of the time. She also hired Fachtna O’ Ceallaigh, an experienced manager who had previously worked with the famous band, U2.

With the help of O’ Caellaigh, who persuaded the music company to produce her first album, ‘The Lion and the Cobra’, which came into being in 1987. The album was an instant success and won a Grammy nomination. In 1990, she came out with her second album, ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got’. This album gave her global recognition as well as many awards and nominations, including four Grammy nominations.

In the time that followed, Sinéad was involved in many projects. She was a part of Roger Water’s ‘The Wall’ performance in Berlin and Red Hot Organization’s ‘Red Hot+Blue’ album in 1990. The following year, she sang Elton John’s ‘Sacrifice’ in the tribute album ‘Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin.’

In 1990, she also flared up a major controversy when she refused to perform if the US national anthem was played before her concerts. Her statement drew some serious flak from around the world, including the legendary American singer Frank Sinatra who was quite vocal against her statement.

O’Connor’s next major work was her 1992 album ‘Am I Not Your Girl?’, which was neither a commercial nor a critical success. She also collaborated with other artists for singles and film soundtracks, such as ‘Blood of Eden’, ‘You Made Me Thief of Your Heart’, during this period.Her 1994 album, ‘Universal Mother’, while securing two Grammy nominations, wasn’t a hit either.

It marked a low in her career and she faltered professionally for the better part of the decade. The problem was compounded by her personal issues and the many controversies that arose surrounding her. Apart from her single ‘Gospel Oak’ and a small part in Neil Jordan’s ‘The Butcher Boy’ in 1997, she did not have much else during that time.

O’Connor came out with a new album, ‘Faith and Courage’, in the wake of the new century. In 2002, she released an unconventional version of traditional Irish folk songs in an album named ‘Sean-Nós Nua’.

In 2003, after releasing her double album, ‘She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty’, she announced her retirement. The retirement did not last long and her next album ‘Throw Down Your Arms’ was released in 2005, followed by ‘Theology’ in 2007.

Sinead O’Connor Personal Life

O’Connor’s personal life has always been eventful and controversial. She has married four times and has as many children. Her first husband was John Reynolds, with whom she had her first son, Jake. In 1995, she gave birth to her first daughter, Roisin, with an Irish journalist John Waters.

She married for the second time in 2001 with Nick Sommerlad. In 2004, soon after her marriage ended with Nick she had her third child, Shane Lunny, with Donal Lunny. She had her fourth child with Frank Bonadio in 2006. They named him Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio.

Her next marriage was in 2010 with Steve Cooney and it ended in 2011. Later the same year, she married Barry Herridge, an Irish therapist but the marriage lasted a mere 18 days. She became a grandmother in 2015 when her son, Jake, and his girlfriend, Lia, gave birth to her first grandson.

Sinead O’Connor Net Worth

O’Connor’s personal net worth is estimated to be around six million US Dollars.

Sinead O’Connor FAQ’s

Who is Sinead O’Connor?

Shuhada Sadaqat (born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor on 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter. Her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, released in 1987, charted internationally, and her single “Nothing Compares 2 U”, released in 1990, was named the number one world single by the Billboard Music Awards.

What happened to Sinead O’Connor’s son?

Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son has died, two days after he was reported missing.

How old was Sinead O’Connor’s son?

Sinead O’Connor’s son was 17 years old.

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