Sinéad O’Connor’s body has been returned to her family; autopsy results could take ‘weeks’.

The news of Sinéad O’Connor’s terrible death on Wednesday, July 26 has shocked the entertainment industry.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” her family told The Irish Times in a statement. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy during this very difficult time.”

O’Connor’s music earned critical praise and global popularity, but she also struggled with mental health concerns and was embroiled in various scandals as a result of her outspoken political and social beliefs.