Sinéad O’Connor’s funeral to take place this week

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Sinéad O’Connor’s funeral arrangements have been announced, as the public are invited to attend a funeral cortege to pay their respects.

Sinéad will be laid to rest on Tuesday, the 8th of August.

In a statement her family invited the public to pay their respects during a funeral cortege in Bray, Co. Wicklow at 10.30am, before the private burial.

Saying: “Sinéad loved living in Bray and the people in it. With this procession, her family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love for her from the people of Co Wicklow and beyond, since she left last week, to go to another place.”

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The funeral procession will begin at the Harbour Bar end of Strand Road and follow the seafront till the opposite end of Strand Road.

It will pass by Sinéad’s home in Montebello where the singer lived for 15 years.

The Dublin native passed away at the end of July, while in London. The 56-year-old’s family confirmed the sad news. Releasing a statement, reading: “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.”

The Met Police shared that her death is not being treated as suspicious. Saying: “Police were called at 11:18hrs on Wednesday, 26 July to reports of an unresponsive woman.

“Officers attended. A 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been notified. The death is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

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The Dublin native rose to fame following her first album The Lion And The Cobra in 1987, which received critical acclaim.

She found enormous success with her second album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, which included the sensational hit, Nothing Compares 2 U.

The beloved track top the charts around the world, reaching number one in Ireland, the US, the UK, and many more.

Sinéad received international recognition for her music, including a Brit Award for international female solo artist, 1991’s Artist Of The Year by Rolling Stone magazine, a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance, two Billboard Music Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards.

Overall she released ten albums throughout her career, and was also known for being outspoken on her social and political beliefs.

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Most notably her strong stance against child abuse in The Catholic Church, making headlines in 1992 when she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on American series Saturday Night Live, in protest of clerical abuses.

The musician converted to Islam in 2016, changing her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat, but used her birth name professionally.

She is survived by her three children, Jake, Roisin and Yeshua.

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