LONDON – Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor Died of “natural causes” in Julya medical examiner said Tuesday.
London’s Metropolitan Police said the singer’s death was not being treated as suspicious after he was found unresponsive at a house in south-east London on July 26. O’Connor was 56 years old.
Southwark Coroner’s Court confirmed O’Connor died of natural causes; This means that a disease or condition is not linked to outside forces. He did not provide detailed information.
The singer, who started his career by performing on the streets of Dublin, became famous worldwide with his cover of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”, released in 1990.
O’Connor publicly disclosed her mental illness and was hospitalized after her teenage son, Shane, died by suicide in 2022.
A lifelong nonconformist, O’Connor was known for her outspoken political and cultural stances and harsh criticism of the Roman Catholic Church long before allegations of clergy sexual abuse were widely reported.
During a funeral in August, thousands of fans lined the streets of Bray, the Irish town he called home. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attended along with U2’s Bono.