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'Our beautiful angel': Sinead O'Connor touching tribute to son Shane on day of his funeral

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Publish Date
Sun, 16 Jan 2022, 3:04pm
Sinead O'Connor has laid her son Shane to rest. Photo / Getty Images
Sinead O'Connor has laid her son Shane to rest. Photo / Getty Images

'Our beautiful angel': Sinead O'Connor touching tribute to son Shane on day of his funeral

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 16 Jan 2022, 3:04pm

Sinead O'Connor knew Shane would have loved the fact she dressed in a full pink outfit for his funeral today. 

The Irish singer paid tribute to her son, a "beautiful angel", as the family put Shane O'Connor to rest in Dublin. 

The grieving mum was admitted to hospital earlier this week after a series of troubling messages posted on social media, in which she said she wished to join her son. 

She was able to attend his funeral today, alongside 50 other mourners. She wore bright colours, as per her son's wishes. 

"We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney," she wrote on Twitter after the funeral. 

"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." 

Shane O'Connor died by suicide at 17-years-old. 

The 55-year-old singer has admitted she is not coping well with the loss of her boy, found dead on January 9. 

"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," she wrote at the time. 

Shane had been missing, and the police in Ireland previously admitted to being concerned for his welfare. 

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