Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat in 2018 when she converted to Islam, has died at the age of 56, confirmed her family on Wednesday.
In a statement shared with RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, the singer’s family said, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The acclaimed Dublin singer released 10 studio albums, while her song titled, “Nothing Compares 2 U” was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboards Music Awards.
Sinéad O’Connor was also presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards earlier this year.
The singer passed away after years of mental health battles and 18 months after her 17-year-old son, Shane, also passed away.
In her last tweet, O’Connor shared a photo of her son, Shane, and said, “Been living as undead night creature since. He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul.”