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Sinéad Marie Bernadette Sadaqat (O'Connor)

Also Known As: "Sinead O'Connor", "Shuhada' Sadaqat", "Magda Davitt", "Shuhada Davitt", "Sinead", "Mother Bernadette Mary"
Birthplace: Cascia House Nursing Home, 13 Pembroke Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death: July 26, 2023 (56)
In her apartment, Herne Hill, Lambeth, Greater London, England, United Kingdom (natural causes)
Place of Burial: 2 Dean's Grange Road, Deansgrange, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Oliver Seán O’Connor and Johanna Marie O'Connor
Ex-wife of John Reynolds; Private; Steve Cooney and Private
Ex-partner of John Augustine Waters; Dónal Lunny and Frank Bonadio
Mother of Jake Reynolds; Brigidine Roisin Waters; Private and Private
Sister of Joseph O’Connor; Private; Private; Private and Private
Half sister of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Priest, Clergy, Record producer, Actor
Managed by: Tobias Rachor (C)
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About Sinéad O'Connor

Shuhada' Sadaqat (previously Magda Davitt; born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor; 8 December 1966 – July 2023), known by her birth name, was an Irish singer and musician. Her debut studio album, The Lion and the Cobra, was released in 1987 and charted internationally. Her second studio album, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990), received glowing reviews upon release and became her biggest success, selling over seven million copies worldwide Its lead single, "Nothing Compares 2 U" (written by Prince), was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

Sinéad O'Connor — who gained worldwide notoriety in 1990 with the release of her single, "Nothing Compares 2 U," written by Prince — passed away at the age of 56. In a statement from her family obtained from The Irish Times, they provide no indication as to the singer's cause of death, giving only the following brief confirmation of her passing:

"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."

From Irish President Michael D. Higgins: "May her spirit find the peace she sought in so many different ways."

From RTÉ: "Rest in Peace Sinéad. It's the very least you deserve."



  • John Oliver "Seán" O'Connor
  • Johanna Marie O'Grady (1939-1985)


  • Joseph O’Connor (novelist)
  • Eimear O’Connor
  • John O’Connor
  • Eoin O’Connor


  • John Reynolds (1989–1991)
  • Nick Sommerlad (2001–2002) (Married August 2001 in Ynys Mon (document attached).
  • Steve Cooney (2010–2011)
  • Barry Herridge (2011–2011)


  • Peter Gabriel (1992–1993)
  • Richard Heslop (1994–1995)
  • John Waters (1995–1996)
  • Dónal Lunny (2004)
  • Frank Bonadio (2006–2007)


  • Jake Reynolds
  • Brigidine Roisin Waters
  • Shane Lunny (died 5 January 2022)
  • Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio


  • Nolfi, Joey. "Sinéad O'Connor's cause of death at age 56 revealed by U.K. coroner." Entertainment Weekly, published 9 January 2024. < link > Accessed 9 January 2024.
  • "Sinéad O'Connor: 10 major moments of a remarkable life." < >
  • "Sinéad O’Connor, acclaimed Dublin singer, dies aged 56." (July 26, 2023).  < >
  • "Sinead O'Connor, Evocative and Outspoken Singer, Is Dead at 56." She broke out with the single "Nothing Compares 2 U," then caused an uproar a few years later by ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "S.N.L." (July 26, 2023). < >
  • "Sinéad O'Connor." FindAGrave, published 26 July 2023. < link > Accessed 28 August 2023.
  • Rememberings By Sinéad O'Connor.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages. < GoogleBooks >
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  • “The World Destroyed Sinead O’Connor.” (July 31, 2023) < >
  • "Sinead O'Connor Danced on the Edge of the Dark All Her Life." (July 28, 2023, 2:45 p.m. ET) < >
  • "Sinead O'Connor Was Ireland's Alternative Moral Compass." In any society, she would have been radical for a pop star. But in Ireland, she was revolutionary. By Una Mullally. < >
  • "Statement by Irish President Higgins on the death of Sinéad O’Connor." < >
  • "'An incredible loss': Ireland shares memories of Sinéad O'Connor." Shocked by her death, the singer's compatriots recall her courage, kindness and humour. < >
  • "In a world afraid of music, Sinéad O'Connor didn't flinch." Her voice was strong enough to stop time. Many wanted it silenced. < >
  • "My road trip with Sinéad O'Connor." It was a bumpy ride, but spending time with the complicated genius in 2020 was also a profound and touching experience. < >

Music & Artistry

  • "Sinéad O'Connor Shares New Version of Outlander Theme Song: Listen." < >
  • "Watch the New Trailer for the Sinéad O’Connor Documentary 'Nothing Compares'." < >
  • "Sinéad O'Connor: 4th and Vine." The Tenacious Songstress Returns with a Video Premiere Heralding Irish Wedding Customs.  < >
  • "Sinéad O’Connor Announces Memoir 'Rememberings'." < >
  • Fiona Apple watching Sinead O'Connor perform "Mandinka" at the 1989 Grammys. (2017) < YouTube >
  • "5 of Sinéad O'Connor's Electrifying Live Moments. " < AmericanSongwriter >

Sinéad on Sinéad

  • Sinéad O'Connor on "The Tommy Tiernan Show," 2020-02-01. < >
  • "Sinéad O'Connor: 'I'll always be a bit crazy, but that's okay." 29 May 2021. < >
  • Rememberings By Sinéad O'Connor.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages. < GoogleBooks >
  • "Sinead O'Connor Remembers Things Differently." The mainstream narrative is that a pop star ripped up a photo of the pope on "Saturday Night Live" and derailed her life. What if the opposite were true? By Amanda Hess, May 18, 2021. < NewYorkTimes >
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Sinéad O'Connor's Timeline

December 8, 1966
Cascia House Nursing Home, 13 Pembroke Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
June 16, 1987
March 6, 1996
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom