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Sinead O’Connor’s son died aged 17 after missing in Ireland

Sinéad O’Connor mourns the death of her teenage son.

Shane O’Connor died on Friday aged 17, Irish representatives singer-songwriter confirmed to Fox News Digital on Saturday.

“Unfortunately, we can confirm the passing of Shane O’Connor. We politely ask for respect and appreciation for Sinead and Shane’s family at these most difficult times,” the statement read.

Irish police released a statement on Friday confirming the teenager was missing and was last seen in Tallaght, south Dublin, on January 6.

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Shane, the son of singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, has passed away, his rep has confirmed to Fox News Digital.
(Andrew Chin / Getty Images)

“Gardaí is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Shane O’Connor, 17, has been missing in Newbridge, County Kildare since Thursday morning January 6. He is described as measuring 5’6 “with brown hair and blue eyes shorts. Shane was last seen yesterday in the Tallaght, Dublin 24 area. When he was last seen, he was wearing a black hoodie with a large pattern print in the center, dark sweatpants, a wine-colored t-shirt and white sneakers, ”police said.

Shane is the son of Sinead and Donal Lunny, a popular Irish folk musician.

Sinead, 55, published a memoir titled “Memories,” last June, which spoke about his career in music and the struggles in his life.

“This is my story as I remember it. I have had a lot of fun writing it over the past few years,” O’Connor said in a statement.

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Singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor performs live at the Vogue Theater on February 1, 2020, in Vancouver, Canada.

Singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor performs live at the Vogue Theater on February 1, 2020, in Vancouver, Canada.
(Andrew Chin / Getty Images)

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter previously announced she was planning to retire, but then backed down.

” Good news. I am retiring. I retract. I am not retiring. ” O’Connor tweeted last summer. “I was temporarily allowing pigs in lipstick to lift their heads … here is my statement … in the form of these three photos. It’s ‘colorful’ but it’s me :).”

The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer then shared a lengthy “explanation” for her initial retirement statement on social media, explaining that she was sparked by recent interviews in the UK during her promotion. new book.

This cover image posted by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows “Rememberings,” a memoir by Sinead O'Connor, published June 1, 2021.

This cover image posted by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows “Rememberings,” a memoir by Sinead O’Connor, published June 1, 2021.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via AP)

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She concluded that her retirement announcement was a “gut” reaction and instead said she felt “safe in retracting my expressed wish to retire”. The musician also revealed that she plans to present all of the shows she has scheduled for 2022.


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