- Sinéad O’Connor has died at age 56, her household confirmed to Irish information outlet RTE.
- O’Connor had 4 kids: Jake, Roisin, Shane, and Yeshua.
- Right here’s all the things that you might want to find out about O’Connor’s household.
Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at age 56, in accordance with a press release from O’Connor’s household given to Irish information outlet RTE.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” the household’s assertion reads. “Her household and buddies are devastated and have requested privateness at this very tough time.”
O’Connor is thought for her 1990 cowl of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which appeared on her second LP, “I Do Not Need What I Haven’t Received.” She was nominated for eight Grammy Awards over the course of her profession, and gained the award for greatest various music efficiency for “I Do Not Need What I Haven’t Received” on the 1991 awards present. O’Connor additionally famously tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II throughout a efficiency on “Saturday Night time Dwell” in 1992 protesting abuse within the Catholic Church, an act for which she acquired backlash.
O’Connor is survived by her three residing kids, after her son Shane died by suicide at age 17 in 2022. Right here’s all the things that you might want to find out about her household.
Jake Reynolds is O’Connor’s eldest baby
O’Connor gave delivery to her son Jake Reynolds in June 1987, when she was married to producer John Reynolds. On the time, At this time reported, O’Connor was 20 years previous, and he or she gave delivery three weeks earlier than her debut album’s launch.
In line with Individuals, Jake works as a chef. O’Connor posted in July 2015 that he had welcomed a son, making her a grandmother, per the Worldwide Enterprise Instances.
Jake has largely remained out of the general public eye, although O’Connor often posted about him on social media.
Roisin Waters is O’Connor’s second baby
O’Connor gave delivery to Roisin, her solely daughter, in 1995 with journalist John Waters, after her marriage to John Reynolds ended. The 2 ultimately engaged in a custody battle over Roisin, which Waters gained in 1999, MTV Information reported on the time. In line with MTV Information, O’Connor determined to offer Waters custody of their daughter following O’Connor’s suicide try.
O’Connor advised Individuals in 2021 that whereas her daughter had a “nice singing voice,” she was relieved that Roisin didn’t select to observe in her mom’s footsteps as a result of she didn’t need Roisin to be handled “like they deal with me.” In line with Individuals, Roisin works as a pastry chef.
Shane Lunny was O’Connor’s third baby, and he died by suicide in 2022
O’Connor gave delivery to Shane Lunny in 2004, having him with Irish singer Donal Lunny. Within the 2021 Individuals interview, O’Connor stated that Shane was “an actual mommy’s boy” who needed to observe in his mom’s footsteps with a profession in music.
In August 2017, O’Connor posted a video on Fb saying that she had felt alone since shedding custody of Shane, expressing suicidal ideation, per the Telegraph.
Shane was discovered lifeless in January 2022, Insider beforehand reported, with O’Connor confirming on Twitter that he had died by suicide.
“My lovely son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very mild of my life, determined to finish his earthly wrestle right now and is now with God,” O’Connor tweeted in a since-removed put up.
“Might he relaxation in peace and should nobody observe his instance. My child. I like you a lot. Please be at peace,” she stated.
In a put up made days earlier than her demise, Individuals reported, O’Connor posted a tribute to her son.
“Been residing as an undead night time creature since,” she wrote in a now-unavailable tweet, per Individuals. “He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We had been one soul in two halves. He was the one one that ever liked me unconditionally.”
O’Connor’s youngest baby is Yeshua Bonadio
O’Connor had her youngest baby, son Yeshua Bonadio, with Frank Bonadio in 2006. O’Connor stated in 2021, per Individuals, that Frank was an American scientist, and that Yeshua was excited about attending school in the US.
O’Connor stated that Yeshua was an “unimaginable musician” who performed the piano and had an “unimaginable singing voice.”