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Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has died. She was 56.

The news was announced by her family “with great sadness”. The cause of her death has not been made public, the statement merely said “her family and friends are devastated”.

O’Connor made a name for herself when she released her own version of Prince’s song Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990. The song reached number one in several countries and gained her worldwide fame.

In an ode, Irish President Michael D Higgins said O’Connor had a “beautiful, unique voice”.

“What Ireland has lost at such a relatively young age is one of our greatest and most gifted composers, songwriters and performers of recent decades, one who had a unique talent and extraordinary connection with her audience, all of whom held such love and warmth for her.”

In the last video posted by the singer on social media, she shared how she found it difficult to carry on with life after her son died by suicide in January 2022.

Between 1987 and 2014 she released 10 studio albums. The latest being called I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss.

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