Sinéad O’Connor’s cause of death disclosed, paving the way for Carnegie Hall tribute

A tribute concert has been scheduled in New York for Sinéad O’Connor, with speculation now put to rest over the cause of her passing

The circumstances surrounding Sinéad O’Connor‘s passing have finally been clarified, providing closure to the music world regarding the beloved Irish singer’s death.

Best known for her emotionally charged rendition of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ O’Connor’s departure in July at the age of 56 had left fans and the industry grappling with unanswered questions.

Sinéad O'Connor cause of death


The revelation from the Southwark Coroners Court, six months post her death, disclosed that Sinéad O’Connor died of natural causes, putting an end to the speculation that ensued when she was found unresponsive at her London flat.

At that time, local authorities had ruled out any suspicion of foul play.

Notably, O’Connor had undergone a significant personal and spiritual transformation in 2018 when she converted to Islam, adopting the name Shuhada’ Sadaqat.

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Her departure marked the end of a journey that saw her evolve from an ordained priest to a follower of Islam.

The funeral proceedings took place in Bray, County Wicklow, where O’Connor was laid to rest.

The ceremony drew Irish dignitaries, family members, close friends, and fellow musicians.

The streets of Bray, Co Wicklow, witnessed a procession attended by thousands of fans, with notable figures such as Bono, Bob Geldof, and Irish president Michael D Higgins paying their respects.

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Looking ahead, a tribute concert has been scheduled at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 20.

The event, billed as the Sinéad & Shane celebration, will bring together musicians and collaborators who shared connections with Sinéad O’Connor and the late Shane MacGowan.

The lineup includes Cat Power, David Gray, Dropkick Murphys, and Glen Hansard, with more artists expected to be announced.

Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan had a longstanding friendship dating back to the Eighties, and their collaborative work on the track “Haunted” for the 1986 film ‘Sid and Nancy’ remains a poignant chapter in musical history.

The Carnegie Hall tribute promises to be a sincere and reflective homage to two influential figures who made enduring contributions to the music landscape.

As the industry gathers to celebrate their legacies, the concert will be a poignant acknowledgment of the lasting impact left by Sinéad O’Connor and Shane MacGowan.