Sinead O'Connor Announces Death Of Son, Shane O'Connor, At 17

The Irish singer-songwriter paid tribute to "the very light of my life" on Twitter.
Sinead O'Connor described son Shane as "the very light of my life."
Sinead O'Connor described son Shane as "the very light of my life."
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Sinead O’Connor has announced the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane O’Connor.

“My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God,” the Irish singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter early Saturday.

“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” musician added.

“We will always be together. No boundary can separate us,” she said in a second tweet.

Shane O’Connor went missing in Dublin on Thursday, the Irish Independent reported.

Police ended their search for the teen “following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday,” per the Irish Examiner.

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