Famed singer and activist Sinéad O’Connor’s reason behind demise was simply revealed by a London coroner’s workplace. “Ms. O’Connor died of pure causes,” the coroner stated in a press release on Tuesday (per The New York Times). The workplace additionally added that they’d “subsequently ceased their involvement in her demise.” No additional particulars have been offered.
O’Connor died this previous July on the age of 56. While as an artist, O’Connor is finest identified for her fashionable ‘90s cowl of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” she was additionally a staunch and outspoken fighter of the world’s many injustices. In The A.V. Club’s obituary this previous summer season, Mary Kate Carr wrote:
O’Connor made maybe an excellent better cultural influence in her outspoken political statements, a few of which grew to become so legendary that they might have overshadowed her artwork. In the early Nineteen Nineties, she made waves for withdrawing from an look on Saturday Night Live due to the episode’s controversial host, Andrew Dice Clay. Later, and much more memorably, she was banned from the present fully for ripping up an image of Pope John Paul II throughout her efficiency, as a type of protest about youngster sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Despite dealing with intense backlash repeatedly for the best way she used her platform, she continued to be vocal about her ideas all through the whole thing of her profession, from turning down a Grammy in 1991 to dedicating her 2023 RTÉ Choice Music Award win to Ireland’s refugee neighborhood. “You’re very welcome in Ireland. I really like you very a lot and I want you happiness,” she stated on the ceremony (per The Irish Times).
In the wake of her demise, a slew of artists and followers from all over the world expressed their respect and their unhappiness. Russell Crowe referred to as her a “hero of mine” and Morrissey wrote, “She was a problem, and she or he couldn’t be boxed-up, and she or he had the braveness to talk when everybody else stayed safely silent.” Recently, there has additionally been a resurgent curiosity in O’Connor’s music alongside along with her legacy.