Tributes to Sinead O’Connor have begun pouring in after the singer’s death at the age of just 56.
The legendary Irish singer and song maker, who was best known for her hit Nothing Compares 2 U, died at the age of 56, her family revealed on Wednesday.
While no cause of death was provided, the tragic news comes after the singer battled mental health struggles for years and just over a year after her son, 17-year-old Shane, took his own life.
Since the heartbreaking announcement, tributes to the music star who rose to fame in the 1990s have flooded social media.
“I once heard Sìnead sing acapella in an empty chapel in Ireland. It was under construction at the private home of our host. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard in my life,” Jamie Lee Curtis wrote.
“We then went together to see Eminem at a festival. I loved her. Her music. Her life. She was a victim of child abuse and a huge change agent for unfair and unjust draconian laws that she helped change in Ireland.
“She was a warrior. She was a rebel. She ripped up a photograph that was on her mother’s wall because of the hypocrisy of the abusive life she was raised in under the banner of the church. This is so sad. Watch the NOTHING COMPARES documentary. Brilliant. Heartbreaking. Rest well. Rest in power. Rest in peace.”
“Oh this is terrible news. The worst. That voice. That insanely beautiful voice that could carry all the emotions in one line. Her bravery,” actress Sharon Horgan added. “Sinead was so loved by so many of us but she was also not treated well at all.”
Paying a tribute to the late singer was also Boy George who shared a video tribute in which he branded O’Connor as a “survivor” and “a mother” who produced iconic music.
“Devastated. Love you Sinead!” the Culture Band lead singer penned.
Our thoughts remain with Sinead’s loved ones during this challenging time.