Sinéad O’Connor had a close relationship with her son, Shane O’Connor, according to The Mirror, and many fans have remarked how similar the mother and son looked appearance-wise. Shane was born in 2004 as the second youngest of Sinéad’s four children. His father is musician Donal Lunny, whom Sinéad split up with shortly after Shane’s birth. After welcoming Shane, Sinéad had announced her intention to retire from music, but then retracted it.
Like Shane, Sinéad has struggled with mental health over the years. She revealed that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder in her 2015 memoir, “Rememberings,” and has spent years in and out of psychiatric facilities (via People). In recent years, however, Sinéad has learned to manage her mental health issues, and spent precious time with Shane and her other children. In May 2021, she revealed how Shane had accompanied her to get her vaccine, with fans praising Shane for being a good son (via RSPV Live).
Our condolences go out to Sinéad and her family.