Cause of Sinead O’Connor’s death known

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Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor died of natural causes, according to the autopsy report that revealed the cause of O’Connor’s death on Tuesday.

The singer died in south London in July last year. She was 56 years old.

“This is to confirm that Ms. O’Connor died of natural causes,” said a statement by Southwark Coroner’s Court. “The coroner’s involvement in her death has therefore been concluded.”

The day after her death was announced, the police said no foul play was suspected in her death.

O’Connor moved back to London shortly before her death, after she said a month before on X that she had been away from this world city for 23 years.

Born in the Irish capital Dublin, O’Connor has recorded ten albums in her career. There was everything from “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” to “I’m not Bossy, I’m the Boss”, but she was best known for her version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” issued in 1990.

O’Connor – who was also particularly recognizable thanks to her famous brush head – has courted controversy throughout her career and frequently criticized the Roman Catholic Church.

More recently, O’Connor mixed her outspoken political views with spiritualism and was ordained a priest in 1999 amid great controversy.

She later converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat in 2018.

O’Connor was also known for being easy to talk about her mental health struggles in public. She told Oprah Winfrey in 2007 that she struggled with suicidal thoughts and that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

She has avoided the spotlight in recent years, especially after the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane, who took his own life last year.

O’Connor is survived by three more children.

Additional source: BBC