Updated: Aug 21
Sinead O’Connor was found marbh in a home príobháideach in London, the city’s police said on Déardaoin, lá tar éis the provocative Irish singer’s death was announced. While few details have been released about the bás, dúirt na póilíni that it was not being treated as amhrasach.
Ms. O’Connor, best known for her rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” was 56.
Dhearbhaigh a teaghlach Ms. O’Connor’s death in a short statement. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ár ngrá Sinead,” the statement said. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this am an-deacair.”
Bhog Ms. O’Connor recently to London, de réir to local news media outlets. On Thursday afternoon, the city’s police force said in a ráiteas that officers pronounced Ms. O’Connor marbh at the scene at a residential address in oirdheisceart London. “A file will be prepared don chróinéir,” the ráiteas added. The local coroner’s court said in a ráiteas nuachta that an uathóipse would be undertaken, the results of which “may not be available for roinnt seachtainí.” Ansin, a coroner would decide whether to hold an inquest into the chús an bháis, the news release added.
Ms. O’Connor released 10 studio albums, including her 1990 breakthrough, "Ní theastaíonn uaim an rud nach bhfuil agam.” Although her music cut through on both sides of the Atlantic, bhí cáil uirthi for stirring public controversy. In 1992, she ended an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” by a shracadh photo of Pope John Paul II into píosaí to protest mí-úsáid ghnéasach in the Roman Catholic Church.
marbh = dead
príobháideach = private
Déardaoin = Thursday
lá tar éis = a day after
dúirt na póilíni = the police said
amhrasach = suspicious
Dhearbhaigh a teaghlach = her family confirmed
ár ngrá = our love
am an-deacair = very hard time
Bog = to move
de réir = according to
oirdheisceart = South East
don chróinéir = for the coroner
ráiteas = statement
ráiteas nuachta = news release
uathóipse = autopsy
roinnt seachtainí = several weeks
Ansin = then
chús an bháis = cause of death
"Ní theastaíonn uaim an rud nach bhfuil agam.” = "I don't want what I don't have."
bhí cáil uirthi = she was known
a shracadh = to rip
mí-úsáid ghnéasach = sexual abuse