SINEAD O’Connor will be buried in an emotional funeral service today following her tragic death.
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer was found dead at her home in south-east London on July 26, aged just 56.
Sinead is buried today in Bray in her native Ireland. Mourners are invited to line the streets for the “final farewell”.
Her entourage will stop just outside the home on Strand Road in Montebello, where she lived for 15 years.
Before the 10:30 a.m. procession, gifts of flowers were piled up in front of the house.
Her family said before the service: “Sinead loved life in Bray and the people there.”
“Through this procession, her family wishes to recognize the love shown to her by the people of County Wicklow and beyond since she left last week to go somewhere else.”
“The Gardai (Police) have asked for people to gather on Bray seafront from 10.30am on Tuesday if they wish to bid the singer a final farewell.”
The service follows several vigils for Sinead across Ireland and the UK following her tragic death.
On the morning of July 26, police were called to the singer’s new home in London after reports of an unresponsive woman.
Tragically, Sinead could not be rescued and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.
No medical reason was given for her death, which is not considered suspicious by the police.
The tragedy came just 18 months after her 17-year-old son Shane took his own life.
Sinead leaves three children – Jake, Roisin and Yeshua.
The singer rose to worldwide fame in 1990 with her version of Prince’s hit “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
She has been widely known throughout her career for her harsh views on political issues, including the child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
Before the claims broke, Sinead tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1992.
In 2003 she announced that she was retiring from music but continued to record new material.
Sinead continued to perform ashowever, changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat after her conversion to Islam in 2018.
After her death, her music management company, 67 Management, said she was in the process of completing a new album.
Sinead had also checked tour datesyear and also thought about “possibilities” around a film adaptation of her book.