The late “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer told People in 2021 that she wanted to protect her art and finances at all costs if she dropped “dead tomorrow.”
Sinéad O’Connor revealed in 2021 that she gave her children instructions for her death, reports Page Six’s recent article entitled, “Sinéad O’Connor gave kids instructions for what to do if she dropped ‘dead tomorrow.’”
“See, when the artists are dead, they’re much more valuable than when they’re alive,” she told the magazine at the time.
The controversial Irish singer told her children from when “they were very small” that if their “‘mother drops dead tomorrow, before you called 911, call my accountant and make sure the record companies don’t start releasing my records and not telling you where the money is.’”
O’Connor was found dead at her London home on July 26th. She was 56.
While no cause of death has been given, authorities announced that the late performer would undergo an autopsy. The test results are expected to be returned in “several weeks.” Police also said that O’Connor was “pronounced dead at the scene.” However, her “death is not being treated as suspicious” as no foul play was suspected.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” her family confirmed in a statement. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
O’Connor never quite recovered from her 17-year-old son Shane’s suicide in January 2022, tweeting that she had been “living as an undead night creature” ever since he took his own life.
“He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We were one soul in two halves. He was the only person who ever loved me unconditionally,” she continued.
“I am lost in the bardo without him.”
O’Connor is survived by her three other children: Jake, 36, daughter Roisin, 27 and son Yeshua, 16.
Reference: Page Six (July 28, 2023) “Sinéad O’Connor gave kids instructions for what to do if she dropped ‘dead tomorrow’”