Sinead O'Connor's remains released to family but cause of death not known for 'some weeks' | The Sun

SINEAD O'Connor remains have been released to her family after her shock death in London last week.

The music icon was found dead in her flat in south-east London last Wednesday aged just 56.

The London Inner South Coroners Court has confirmed an autopsy has been completed on the singer's remains.

But the results may not be available for "some weeks", a statement said.

Court chiefs said the results will be publicly disclosed if an inquest is opened into Nothing Compares 2 U star Sinead's death.

Met Police last week said the legendary singer's death, just weeks after she'd moved to the UK, was not being treated as suspicious.

Cops said: "Police were called at 11:18hrs on Wednesday, 26 July to reports of an unresponsive woman at a residential address in the SE24 area.

"Officers attended. A 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Next of kin have been notified. The death is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the Coroner."

And no medical cause was given for her death, London Inner South Coroner's Court said last week, adding: "The death of Sinead O'Connor in Lambeth was notified to the Coroner on Wednesday July 26 2023.

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"No medical cause of death was given. The Coroner therefore directed an autopsy to be conducted. The results of this may not available for several weeks.

"The decision whether an inquest will be needed will be decided when these results are known and submissions have been heard from the family.

"If an inquest is to be opened, the date of the brief public hearing will be provided on our website."


Pals told how they were "blindsided" by her sudden passing at home on Wednesday.

Sinead had excitedly shown off her new flat in a video message to fans at the start of July, and had been planning the release of her new album and a tour in 2024.

Sinead's death sparked a global outpouring of grief, with vigils taking place across Ireland and in the UK.

Her family last week said they were "devastated" at the death of their "beloved Sinead".

Sinead is survived by three children – Jake, Roisin and Yeshua.

In January 2022, she announced that her 17 year-old son Shane had died.


Bob Geldof earlier this week revealed he'd received texts from the singer that were "laden with desperation and despair and sorrow".

The Boomtown Rats singer Bob, who knew Sinead since they were children growing up in the same area, paid tribute, saying: "She meant a lot to everybody, she meant a lot to us.

"Her voice represented her soul and spirit. And whenever we hear that, we will always be with a great woman."

Bob, 71, admitted that she felt "terrible loneliness" ever since Shane's death.

He continued: "There's no other option, as all of you know, than to just keep on.

"Many, many times Sinead was full of a terrible loneliness and a terrible despair.

"She was a very good friend of mine. We were talking right up to a couple of weeks ago.

"Some of her texts were laden with desperation and despair and sorrow and some were ecstatically happy. She was like that."

In Sinead's final video message, she told how she was struggling with Shane's loss.

She said: "I think we're in HD, I look like s*** either way, which is why I didn't want to make a video but you know the way your kid unfortunately passing away isn't good for one's body or soul to be fair.

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"But anyway look, let's not dwell on bad. Anyway, hi guys. Let's see can I flip the camera around there, there's a bunch of flowers my friend gave me today in my nice flat.

"There's my new Martin Johnny f*****g Cash guitar I am going to write some tunes on and yeah that's all I can show you because the place is a s***hole but there you go, it's this crazy witch."

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