Sinéad O’Connor’s death was announced by her family The death has been announced of singer Sinéad O’Connor aged 56. In a statement, the singer’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” Her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, was released in 1987 and she found worldwide fame with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in 1990, selling millions of copies worldwide. O’Connor crashed onto the global music scene with her mesmerizing version of the song originally written by Prince, facing directly into the camera for the music video that has subsequently been viewed almost 400 million times on YouTube. Long known as much for her shaved head and outspoken views on religion, sex, feminism and war as for her music, she will be remembered in some quarters for ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a television appearance on “Saturday Night Live”.

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siehe auch: Sängerin Sinéad O’Connor gestorben. Die Musikerin Sinéad O’Connor ist tot. Medienberichten zufolge starb sie im Alter von 56 Jahren. International bekannt wurde sie im Jahr 1990 mit dem Song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.Die irische Sängerin Sinéad O’Connor ist tot. Sie sei im Alter von 56 Jahren gestorben, berichteten die “Irish Times” und der Fernsehsender RTE. “Mit großer Trauer geben wir den Tod unserer geliebten Sinéad bekannt”, teilte die Familie in einem Statement laut RTE mit. “Ihre Familie und Freunde sind am Boden zerstört und haben in dieser sehr schwierigen Zeit um Privatsphäre gebeten.”

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