Sinéad O’Connor’s Heartbreaking Final Post Before Her Death

Sinéad O’Connor shared an utterly heartbreaking final post before her death aged 56.
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Sinéad O’Connor shared a final social media post before her death which was utterly heartbreaking.

The Irish singer was best known for her iconic 1990 single ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.

The track was an international sensation, topping charts all over the world.

On Wednesday, O’Connor left us at the age of 56, leaving a profound void in the hearts of her fans, friends and loved ones.

And before long, people discovered her heart-wrenching final social media post.

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O’Connor spoke out about her son, Shane, who was found dead aged 17 in January 2022.

The news sent shockwaves around the globe.

In a now-deleted tweet from July 17, O’Connor expressed the unbearable pain she had been enduring since Shane’s departure.

She wrote: “Been living as an undead night creature since. He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul.

“We were one soul in two halves. He was the only person who ever loved me unconditionally. I am lost in the bardo without him.”

O’Connor had previously described Shane as the ‘light of her life’ and shared that he had chosen to end his earthly struggle and find solace with God.

It was a revelation that moved her many fans to stand by her side in her time of grief.

Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O’Connor spoke about her late son in a now-deleted tweet from July. Credit: Alamy

The grief weighed heavily on Sinéad, leading her to cancel all scheduled performances for the entirety of 2022.

Despite the profound pain she carried, O’Connor showed resilience and hope for the future.

In a Facebook post just a couple of weeks before her passing, she revealed her excitement about settling in London.

The singer even hinted at the possibility of new music in the near future, bringing a glimmer of light to her devoted followers.

O’Connor expressed aspirations of touring Australia and New Zealand in 2024 and 2025, leaving fans eager for what could have been.

As the news of O’Connor’s departure spread, tributes poured in from all corners of the world.

The Irish band Aslan, with whom she collaborated on ‘Up In Arms’ in 2001, paid their respects, mourning two legends lost so close together.

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The band’s lead singer, Christy Dignam, had passed away earlier, making the loss even more poignant.

On their Facebook page, a simple but heartfelt message read: “No words… Rest in Peace Sinéad.”

Even the Taoiseach of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, expressed his condolences on Twitter, acknowledging Sinéad’s immense talent and the love her music garnered across the globe.

She was an unparalleled artist whose impact on the industry will continue to be felt for generations to come.

O’Connor leaves behind three other children, who are undoubtedly facing immeasurable sorrow.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.