Sinead O’Connor: 17-year-old son of singer found dead

Sinead O’Connor’s 17-year-old son Shane was found dead in Ireland on Friday after the Irish singer-songwriter notified authorities of his disappearance.

The police said that the disappearance case was closed after a body was found in the eastern coastal town of Bray, about 20 miles south of Dublin.

O’Connor posted on Twitter that his son, “The very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and now he is with God. May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby, I love you very much. Rest please.”

Previously, The 55-year-old singer had taken to social media to ask her son not to get hurt. He specified that he had been hospitalized after two suicide attempts.

Shane was one of O’Connor’s four children. His father was the Irish musician Donal Lunny.

O’Connor became famous for her dazzling 1990 version of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. She came from an abusive family in Ireland and has been open about her own struggle with mental illness.



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