- Grammy-winning singer Sinéad O’Connor has passed away at the age of 56.
- O’Connor was best known for her hit single “Nothing Compares 2 U” and infamously tearing up a photo of Pope John Paul II on live television.
- The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Sinéad O’Connor, an Irish singer-songwriter who won a Grammy and achieved widespread fame with her rendition of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” has died at the age of 56. The cause of her death has not been revealed.
O’Connor’s successful career included several albums and performances, but she is perhaps best remembered for her 1990 hit single “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which catapulted her to international stardom. The song, originally written and composed by Prince, showcased O’Connor’s powerful voice and was accompanied by a memorable music video. O’Connor’s rendition topped charts in multiple countries and is still remembered as an iconic and heart-wrenching ballad.
In addition to her musical accomplishments, O’Connor made headlines in 1992 when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II during a live performance on “Saturday Night Live.” The act was a protest against the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of child sexual abuse cases and garnered widespread attention and controversy. Despite the backlash she received, O’Connor remained unapologetic, speaking out against the church’s policies and cover-ups.
As a talented and sometimes controversial artist, Sinéad O’Connor leaves behind a legacy of powerful music and social activism. She will be sadly missed by her fans and the music world.