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Singer Sinead O’Connor’s cause of death is revealed

Sinéad O’Connor’s official cause of death has been revealed. The Southwark Coroners Court confirmed on Tuesday, January 9, that O’Connor died of natural causes, noting in a statement, “The coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in her death.”

O’Connor’s family previously said in a statement in July: “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.”

O’Connor was found “unresponsive” at a home in London. The following day, a statement shared on the Coroner Court’s website noted that “the death of Sinéad O’Connor in Lambeth was notified to the Coroner” and “no medical cause of death was given. The Coroner therefore directed an autopsy to be conducted. The results of this may not [be available] for several weeks. The decision whether an inquest will be needed will be decided when these results are known and submissions have been heard from the family.” A Scotland Yard spokesperson previously shared that O’Connor’s death was “not being treated as suspicious.”

O’Connor was best known for her rendition of Prince’s hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which earned her nominations for Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Short Form at the 1990 Grammys. Shortly before her death, O’Connor announced that she had moved back to London and was working on a new album that she planned to release in 2024.

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