Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son, Shane, was found dead after his disappearance was reported this week. This was confirmed this Saturday by the Irish police, who had previously made an appeal to locate the young man.
Shane, the son of Sinéad O’Connor, had disappeared last Thursday, allegedly after withdrawing from a medical facility where he was under surveillance for suicide risk and was last seen in the Tallaght area, south of Dublin, the capital of Ireland.
A police spokesman confirmed to local media today that “following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, January 7, the ‘missing person’ appeal in relation to 17-year-old Shane O’Connor , has been arrested “, thus identifying the son of a singer.
Sinéad O’Connor had announced that she was retiring in January 2022, coinciding with the tragic death of her 17-year-old son Shane. AFP photo
Farewell to mother
Sinéad O’Connor, 55, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the teenager, which she had with folk singer Donal Lunny, and wrote a moving message: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the light of my life, decided to end his earthly anguish today and is now with God” .
The singer, who changed her name to Shuhada’Davitt in 2018, also published on that social network a song by Bob Marley that she dedicated to her son, one of the four that the Irish has had. Shane is the third.
According to local media, O’Connor had threatened Tallaght Hospital with a lawsuit in case “something happened” to his son, who supposedly left that medical center where he was under surveillance for the risk of suicide.
Wanted by the police
Shane O’Connor, the late son of Sinéad.
The police had renewed the call to locate the young man, with a message describing the physical appearance of Shane, the clothes he was wearing and indicating the place where he was last seen and where he indicated that they were concerned about the boy’s “well-being”.
For her part, in 2003, the singer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and in 2015 she was saved by the police from a suicide attempt after posting a farewell message on her Facebook page, in which announced that he had taken an “overdose.”
In June of last year, Sinéad had announced that he would permanently retire from music when he released No Veteran Dies Alone, his new studio album, expected for this month of January 2022.
Sinead O’Connor in a television interview (Capture TV).
“This is for announce my retirement from touring and from my work in the music industry. I’m getting old and I’m tired, “the artist wrote on her personal Twitter account.”NVDA it will be my last release. There will be no more tours or promos, “he added.
O’Connor reflected that his career “was a journey of 40 years” and that “it is time to put your feet on the ground and fulfill your dreams.” Then he added: “This is not bad news. This is astonishingly beautiful news. A wise warrior knows when to retreat.
Incredibly, that announcement of his professional retirement now coincides with the tragic news of the death of one of his teenage son. No Veteran Dies Alone is Sinéad’s eleventh studio album, with seven new songs, produced by musician David Holmes, and released eight years after his last album.
Reference from clarin