Following the news Wednesday (July 26) of Sinéad O’Connor‘s death at age 56, tributes have poured in for the Irish musical icon.
The singer’s family confirmed she had passed away in a statement given to Ireland’s RTE on Wednesday. No cause of death has been revealed.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”, they shared.
The Dublin-born vocalist released her first critically acclaimed LP “The Lion And The Cobra” in 1987, which entered the top 40 in the UK and the US. Her follow-up was “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got”, which included “Nothing Compares 2 U“. Originally written by Prince, the song reached number one worldwide, including the US and the UK.
Below, are tributes to O’Connor:
Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins):
Todd La Torre (Queensryche):
Gary Holt (Exodus):
Roy Mayorga (drummer for Ministry, Stone Sour and more):
Richard Patrick (Filter):