Renowned Irish singer Sinead O’Connor passed away at the age of 56. The cause of her death was not disclosed, and her family has requested privacy during this difficult time. Tragically, her death occurred one year after her 17-year-old son’s apparent suicide.
Sinead O’Connor gained global fame in 1990 with her hit cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” While she was celebrated for her music, she also made headlines through her activism. In 1992, she protested child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church by tearing up a photo of the pope during a performance on Saturday Night Live, which garnered both criticism and support.
In 2018, O’Connor converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada Sadaqat. She announced her pride in becoming a Muslim and shared her spiritual journey of studying scriptures from various religions. In 2019, she revealed her affinity for the Sufi element of Islam and her personal choice of wearing the hijab.