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Sinéad O’Connor dies aged 56

By Rory Carroll

27 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Irish singer and activist Sinéad O’Connor has passed away at the age of 56, according to a statement from her family. O’Connor, who topped the charts in 1990 with the single "Nothing Compares 2 U," remained in the public eye throughout her career, often against her wishes.

Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56, prompting grief and tributes for a singer who enchanted and at times shocked the world.

O’Connor’s family issued a brief statement on Wednesday evening announcing the death of an artist and activist who remained in the spotlight – often against her wishes – after topping the charts in 1990 with the single Nothing Compares 2 U.

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