Nothing Compares 2 U singer Sinéad O’Connor has laid her 17 year old son Shane to rest, a week on from his tragic death.
Shane was reported to have gone missing from hospital earlier this month, and waslater announced to have passed away.
The late teenager is said to have been on suicide watch while recieving medical attention and, after going missing, Sinead, 55, announced that he’d "decided to end his earthly struggle" on Friday 7 January.
Sinéad's heartbreaking announcement shared on social media read: “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.
"May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace".
It’s believed Shane had tried to take his own life twice before.
Just days after Shane’s death, Sinéad herself was admitted to hospital.
In now-deleted Tweets, Sinéad said on Thursday 16 January that Shane’s "death is no ones fault but mine”.
She later provided an update as she was escorted to the hospital by police. "I am with cops now on way to hospital. I’m sorry I upset everyone," she wrote.
Sinéad had since laid her son to rest, whom she described as “our beautiful angel, Shaney”.
She wrote on Twitter on Saturday 15 January: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it. He was always chanting “Om. Shanti”.
“I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven. He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.”
In Buddhist and Hindu traditions, you chant shanti three times to represent peace in body, speech, and mind.
The singer’s followers have since sent their love and condolences.
“I send huge love. I’m here. Call me,” wrote fellow singer Imelda May.
“Be good to yourself Sinead and let his spirit be your guide in your journey of grief, and know that people care about you, we lost a son to suicide in 07', the journey is bumpy but you will get there x,” said another.
“A very difficult day for you and your family Sinead. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Be kind to yourself,” penned a third.
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