Sinéad O’Connor has died. The Irish singer-songwriter, best known for her Prince cover, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” was 56.
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) July 26, 2023
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 26, 2023
In 1992, O’Connor shocked the audience on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when at the end of her performance, she tore up a photo of the Pope to protest child sex abuse in the church.
Sinéad O’Connor protests sexual abuse of minors in the church, ripping up a photo of The Pope Live on SNL — earning a lifetime ban from the show.
The following decades would reveal just how pervasive the abuse was. Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/QwjP1lEQ4t
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) July 26, 2023
This statement by Sinéad O'Connor about the consequences of tearing the picture of the Pope: pic.twitter.com/NEHq3Lr0xG
— Sinead O'Shea (@SineadEOShea) July 26, 2023