Sinéad O’Connor’s family and friends thanked fans in a new statement for their “pouring of love” following her death.
The musician and activist died aged 56 last month (July 26), after being found unconscious at her London home. This month she was buried in a ceremony in the Irish town of Bray.
On the notice board of the Irish Times, the O’Connor family thanked those who were involved in the funeral arrangements and ceremony, as well as the media and fans.
They wrote: “Sinead’s family, together with Sinead’s extended family, would like to thank the many people who stood in solidarity and offered their condolences on Sinead’s recent death. Your support for the family is great.”
After thanking a large number of people – including the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins – the family said: “Thank you to the media team, at home and abroad, who celebrated Sinéad with songs and stories , while respecting the requested privacy. by the family. We ask that this privacy continue to be respected.”
“Finally, we would like to thank Sinéad’s fans and admirers for the wonderful funeral procession they gave her as she passed through her former home in Bray and for the love and affection that Sinéad had for nationally and internationally poured from time to time. The prayers and thanks from the extended family of O’Connor to all of you.”
Bob Geldof and Bono were among those who paid tribute to O’Connor at his funeral on 8 August.
It was also reported that the cliffs above the coastal city had been plastered with a shocking proposal, designed by Dublin creative agency The Tenth Man.
The words “Eire,” the Irish name for Ireland, and “Sinéad” were attached to a heart in the message. Richard Seabrooke, creative director of the agency, explained on the Good Morning Ulster (BBC) program that O’Connor’s death hit him “like a ton of bricks” and that he considered it important that “Ireland say goodbye” to the singer.
In addition, it was revealed that O’Connor was in talks for a biopic just weeks before his death. According to The Sun, a film based on her 2021 autobiography, Rememberings, was being considered with three actresses, including Demi Moore, who would play the late artist at different stages of her life.
It was also said that the actress Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) was on stage in the film, together with Niamh Algar (Malpactice).