Members of the public have been invited to mourn the death of Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor.

O’Connor will be buried in a private funeral near Bray, Ireland — a former home of the musician — her family told The Irish Times. Before the burial, fans have been invited to attend a processional in order to say their goodbyes.

“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[unty] Wicklow and beyond, since she left last week, to go to another place,” their statement read.


Sinead OConnor on stage performing in Berlin

Sinéad O’Connor will be buried in a private funeral Tuesday, according to the singer’s family. (Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

The statement noted that the public will have a chance to pay their respects as her funeral procession progresses “along the seafront in Bray, past the home that she lived in for 15 years, Montobello, Strand Road in Bray, Co Wicklow.”

Representatives for O’Connor did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

O’Connor’s death was announced July 26.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” the singer’s family said in a statement reported by the BBC and RTE. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

No cause of death has been revealed at this time. O’Connor was 56 years old.

Sinead O'Connor performing on stage in Brussels

Sinéad O’Connor’s fans are being given a chance to pay their final respects to the singer during her funeral procession.  (CHRISTOPHE KETELS/AFP via Getty Images)

O’Connor shared a video to Twitter in the weeks before her sudden death, which police are not treating as “suspicious.” In the video, O’Connor appeared to be in a good mood as she gave her followers a tour of her new apartment.

“I’ll make a video because some of you are saying you don’t believe it’s my account,” she said at the start of the video. “It’s my account.”

Before showing her followers her new “Johnny f—ing Cash guitar” that she planned to “write some tunes on,” O’Connor revealed why she did not really want to make the video in the first place. 

“I think we’re in HD, I look like s— either way, which is why I didn’t want to make a video,” she noted. “But, you know, the way your kid unfortunately passing away, it isn’t good for one’s body or soul, to be fair.”

black and white photo of Sinéad O'Connor smiling at the microphone

Sinéad O’Connor gained fame in the ’90s with the release of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” (Frans Schellekens/Redferns)


O’Connor’s son Shane was found dead in Ireland in January 2022 after O’Connor notified authorities that he had gone missing. Police said the missing person case was closed after a body was found in the eastern coastal town of Bray, about 12 miles south of Dublin.

Sinead O'Connor on stage during one of her concerts

Sinéad O’Connor continued to release music until 2003, when she announced she was going into retirement. The retirement only lasted two years however, as she released her seventh studio album, “Throw Down Your Arms,” in 2005. (Laurence Labat/Sygma via Getty Images)

O’Connor gained fame in the 1990s following the release of her hit cover of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The song was named the No. 1 World Single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards, according to the Irish Times.

She was a lifelong non-conformist — she would say that she shaved her head in response to record executives pressuring her to be conventionally glamorous — but her political and cultural stances and troubled private life often overshadowed her music.

In 1992, O’Connor tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live.” She later explained she saw the move as putting her career “on the right track” following her success.


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