Shuhada’ Sadaqat, known professionally as Sinéad O’Connor, was an Irish singer and musician. Her debut studio album, The Lion and the Cobra, was released in 1987 and charted internationally. Sinead O’Connor, famous for her hit “Nothing Compares 2 U,” has passed away at 56, her family confirmed. Her powerful voice and fearless views on religion and feminism challenged societal norms.
Sinéad O’Connor aka Shuhada’ Sadaqat
Her iconic act of tearing a photo of Pope John Paul II on live TV in 1992 brought controversy, while her music earned Grammy nominations. She struggled with mental health issues and converted to Islam in 2018. O’Connor’s impact on music and her unapologetic activism will be remembered. Her final album, recorded after nearly a decade, was set for release, as she remained a protest singer at heart.