Sinéad O’Connor, acclaimed Dublin singer, dies aged 56

The Dublin performer found worldwide fame with hit single Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56.

The acclaimed Dublin performer released 10 studio albums, while her song Nothing Compares 2 U was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

Ms O’Connor was presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards earlier this year.

The singer received a standing ovation as she dedicated the award, for I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, to “each and every member of Ireland’s refugee community”.

“You’re very welcome in Ireland. I love you very much and I wish you happiness,” she said.

Ms O’Connor is survived by her three children. Her son, Shane, died last year aged 17.

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