Sinéad O’Connor Dies At 56: Jamie Lee Curtis, Melissa Etheridge & More React

The music world is mourning a troubled icon. Singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at age 56. Her family confirmed the news to Irish and British media, saying in a statement: “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 Irish Times was first to report the news on Wednesday. Further details, including a cause of death, have yet to be made public. Access Hollywood has reached out for confirmation. O’Connor rose to fame in the ’90s with her rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and went on to release a total of 10 studio albums during her career. She faced personal challenges in recent years and was long open about her mental health struggles. Her son, Shane, died last year at just 17.