Sinéad O’Connor’s dying not suspicious, London police say

(CNN) — The dying of Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor shouldn’t be being handled as suspicious, police say, after she was discovered unresponsive at a house in London.

Tributes have been pouring in for the 56-year-old, who discovered world fame together with her model of the ballad Nothing Compares 2 U.

A press release from the Metropolitan Police mentioned: “Police had been known as at 11:18hrs on Wednesday, 26 July to studies of an unresponsive girl at a residential deal with within the SE24 space.

“Officers attended. A 56-year-old girl was pronounced useless on the scene. Subsequent of kin have been notified. The dying shouldn’t be being handled as suspicious.”

No medical trigger has been given in relation O’Connor’s dying, London’s Inside South Coroner’s Court docket introduced on Thursday.

“The dying of Sinéad O’Connor in Lambeth was notified to the Coroner on Wednesday twenty sixth July 2023. No medical explanation for dying was given,” the coroner’s courtroom mentioned. “The Coroner subsequently directed an post-mortem [needs] to be performed. The outcomes of this will not [be] out there for a number of weeks.”

As soon as the outcomes of the post-mortem are identified, the coroner’s courtroom will resolve if an inquest is required.

Information of O’Connor’s dying broke on Wednesday and was confirmed in a press release from her household, who mentioned they had been “devastated.”

Figures from the world of music and past have been mourning the loss.

“What Eire has misplaced at such a comparatively younger age is one in every of our best and most gifted composers, songwriters and performers of latest many years, one who had a novel expertise and extraordinary connection together with her viewers, all of whom held such love and heat for her,” Irish president Michael D. Higgins mentioned in a press release despatched to CNN.

“Might her spirit discover the peace she sought in so many alternative methods,” his assertion concluded.

“I hope you’re at peace,” actor Caitriona Balfe wrote on her Instagram web page, including “and together with your child boy. Thanks for sharing your soul with us and soothing us together with your unbelievable voice lovely Sinéad.”

O’Connor contributed her vocals to the opening credit of Season 7 of acclaimed collection “Outlander,” through which Balfe stars. The actor’s point out of O’Connor’s “child boy” was in reference to the singer’s son Shane, who died by suicide at age 17 in 2022.

Belinda Carlisle, lead vocalist of the all-girls 80s rock band The Go-Gos, wrote “might she discover peace now. Ceaselessly cherished,” on her Twitter web page on Wednesday, whereas singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge wrote on her web page that information of O’Connor’s dying “is such a tragedy.”

“What a loss. She was haunted all her life. What a expertise,” Etheridge continued. “I keep in mind my first Grammy present assembly this small shy Irish woman.”

Shirley Manson, lead singer of Rubbish, posted in honor of O’Connor to the band’s Instagram web page, writing, “I’m heartbroken.”

“This disgusting world broke her and saved on breaking her. Godspeed pricey fragile dove,” the submit continued. “Thanks for all the wonder and all of the smart teachings you supplied as much as us. I want you nothing however peace and I’ll love you for all of time.”

O’Connor grew to become as well-known for her troubled life as her music. Born in Dublin in 1966, O’Connor spoke usually of her tough childhood because the third of 4 kids. Her mom, she mentioned, was troubled and abusive.

Despatched away to reform college as a teen after she was caught shoplifting, O’Connor turned to music for solace and was found on the age of 15 by the drummer for the band In Tua Nua whereas singing at a marriage.

Her first album, “The Lion and the Cobra,” was launched to acclaim in 1987, however it was O’Connor’s sophomore album, “I Do Not Need What I Haven’t Received” which broke her via as a widely known artist.

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