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27th Jul 2023

Heartbreaking tributes pour in as Sinead O’Connor passes away aged 56

Tributes are pouring in

Heartbreaking tributes are pouring in as news breaks that Sinead O’Connor has passed away at the age of 56.

The Dublin native had career spanning over three decades, with 10 studio albums and her single Nothing Compares 2 U was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

‘Her music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare,’ said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Among those to pay tribute were Dara O’Briain and Adam Shanley, both of whom expressed their sadness at the news on Twitter.

Entertainment journalist Danny Deraney also paid tribute to her iconic rendition of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U as well as her vocal criticism of the Church.

Many tributes have flooded into Twitter praising the artist’s wit, courage, and artistic fearlessness. She will be remembered as an uncompromising talent and someone completely ahead of her time.

James Bailey paid tribute to her sense of humour with this touching story: