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Sinead O'Connor's Estate Gives Trump a Cease and Desist

Estate has demanded he stop playing her music at his events

(Newser) - If Sinéad O'Connor did not seem like a big Donald Trump fan to you, well, the late singer's estate says you're correct. After Trump played her hit version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" at a campaign event last month in Maryland, O'Connor's estate...

Sinead O'Connor's Cause of Death Revealed

Irish singing icon died of natural causes, coroner says

(Newser) - The statement from the coroner in Sinead O'Connor's death doesn't mince words: "This is to confirm that Ms O'Connor died of natural causes," the Southwark Coroner's Court in London said on Tuesday, adding that "the coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in...

Sinead O'Connor Heads Home a Final Time

Crowds throng funeral procession in Irish singer's hometown of Bray, in County Wicklow

(Newser) - Throngs of fans lined the streets of Sinead O'Connor's former hometown in Ireland to bid farewell to the gifted singer as her funeral procession passed by Tuesday following a private memorial service. A vintage VW camper van with rooftop speakers blasting Bob Marley's song "Natural Mystic"...

Morrissey Holds Nothing Back in Rant After Sinead's Death

Rails against an industry that didn't support her while she was alive

(Newser) - Adulation for Sinead O'Connor has been pouring in since her death at age 56, and that makes her fellow singer Morrissey angry. In a no-holds-barred post on his website , the Smiths frontman rails against a music industry and world that didn't have "the guts to support her...

In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son

London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen

(Newser) - A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...

'Her Talent Was Unmatched and Beyond Compare'

Tributes pour in for Sinead O'Connor

(Newser) - The family of Sinead O'Connor confirmed Wednesday that the singer had died at age 56 , news that caused grief and shock to her many fans, especially in her native Ireland. Among the numerous people paying tribute to the singer was bass player Jah Wobble, who worked with O'Connor...

Sinead O'Connor Is Dead at 56
Sinead O'Connor
Is Dead at 56

Sinead O'Connor Is Dead at 56

No cause of death for the Irish singer is immediately released

(Newser) - Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has died at age 56, the BBC reports. Her family confirmed the news in a statement but did not reveal a cause of death. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinead," it reads. "Her family...

Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized After Concerning Tweets

Singer said she wanted to 'follow' son Shane, who died last week

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor was hospitalized Thursday, less than a week after her 17-year-old son Shane's death, after making a series of concerning posts on Twitter. In what Irish Central describes as a "heartbreaking call of help," the singer tweeted : "I’ve decided to follow my son....

Sinead O'Connor Rails Against Ireland After Teen Son's Death

Singer posts that Shane O'Connor was on suicide watch

(Newser) - Update: In a lengthy Twitter thread Sunday, Sinead O'Connor railed against Ireland's healthcare system and its child and family agency Tusla, blaming them for the death of her teenage son, the Guardian reports. "Guess where my son learned to make the noose that hung him? He tried...

Sinead O'Connor: Pope Photo Belonged to Abusive Mom

The singer opens up in her new memoir, 'Rememberings'

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor has written a memoir, and as Amanda Hess writes for the New York Times , it "recasts the story of her career from her perspective." What kind of recasting is needed? A pretty major one, in Hess' view. "The mainstream narrative is that a pop...

Sinead O'Connor: 'I Must Save the Only Life I Can'

Singer is entering rehab for trauma, addiction

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor says she is taking a year off from performing—and it's not because of the pandemic. The Irish singer says she plans to spend a year in rehab to recover from six traumatic years, Fox reports. Next year's shows "are being postponed until 2022...

Sinead O'Connor Has New Name, New Religion

She declares conversion to Islam

(Newser) - Another major life change for Sinead O'Connor: The Irish singer, who legally changed her name to Magda Davitt last year, now has another new name—and a new religion. "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she tweeted last week. "...

Sinead Made the Song Famous. Now, Prince's Studio Version

Previously unseen 1984 video of Prince performing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' is making the rounds

(Newser) - Prince died two years ago Saturday, and a bittersweet memento of the beloved rock star has now emerged. CNN reports on a newly released video of previously unseen footage, shot in 1984 in a warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minn., showing Prince's original studio version of "Nothing Compares 2...

'Sinead O'Connor Is Gone,' Singer Says

She talks mom, mental illness with Dr. Phil

(Newser) - "I'm fed up of being defined as the crazy person," says Sinead O'Connor. A month after speaking of suicidal thoughts in a Facebook video , O'Connor opens up about mental illness and her troubling childhood in an interview with Dr. Phil, set to air on his...

Annie Lennox Joins Those Concerned About Sinead

Troubled Irish singer posted a video last week showing her in distressed state at NJ motel

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor has had her fair share of troubles over the years, and now she's back in the spotlight after a Facebook video showing her in a more recent state of distress. The 50-year-old singer put up the video Thursday, explaining she suffers from "three mental illnesses"...

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Arsenio Hall Accusations

He's dropping his $5M lawsuit

(Newser) - Arsenio Hall has dropped a $5 million defamation lawsuit accusing Sinead O'Connor of "recklessly spreading malicious, vile lies" following an apology from the singer. In now-deleted Facebook posts made weeks after Prince's death last year, O'Connor accused Hall of supplying the star with hard drugs over...

Sinead O'Connor Goes Missing on Bike Ride

Police in Wilmette, just north of Chicago, issue alert for "missing suicidal" singer

(Newser) - In what isn't the first instance of the media reporting on potentially suicidal behavior on the part of Sinead O'Connor, TMZ reports that the singer has been termed "missing suicidal" by police after she failed to return from an afternoon bike ride in a suburb north of...

Sinead O'Connor Sued Over 'Vile' Prince Accusation

She claims Arsenio Hall supplied singer's drugs

(Newser) - The death of Prince has opened up an ugly feud between Sinead O'Connor and Arsenio Hall that is now in the courts. In a Facebook post Monday, the Irish singer accused Hall—"AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch"—of supplying Prince with hard drugs over...

Sinead O'Connor Leaves Suicidal Facebook Note

She's found safe after claiming she overdosed

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor disturbed her followers with a Facebook post Sunday in which she said she'd taken an overdose of drugs while staying at a hotel "somewhere in Ireland" under a fake name. The singer posted on Saturday that she was "desperately in need of a job...

Sinead O'Connor Really, Really Hates This Cover

And expresses that in a profanity-laced rant

(Newser) - Not content with one celebrity nemesis , Sinead O'Connor is lashing out at Kim Kardashian, who, along with no small amount of cleavage, appears on the July cover of Rolling Stone . "What is this c*** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone," O'Connor complained on Facebook yesterday,...

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