Irish music legend and activist Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56, her family has confirmed.
The Dublin origin singer was best known for her 1990 single Nothing Compares 2 U, which hit number one around the world.
In a statement, her family said: “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.”
The acclaimed musician released 10 studio albums across her career, and was presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards earlier this year.
O’Connor is survived by her three children, Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters and Yeshua Bonadio.
Her son Shane Lunny died last year at the age of 17.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Really sorry to hear of the passing of Sinead O’Connor.
“Her music was loved around the world and her talent was unmatched and beyond compare.”