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Sinead O'Connor's missing 17-year-old son found dead in Ireland

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Sinead O'Connor's missing 17-year-old son found dead in Ireland
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor is mourning the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane O'Connor. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Police in Ireland have confirmed the death of singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor's 17-year-old son, Shane O'Connor.

The Guardian newspaper reported the youth had been reported missing Thursday.

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"Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday 7 January 2022, a missing person appeal in respect of Shane O'Connor, 17 years, has been stood down," a police spokesperson said.

The manner and circumstances of his death have not been released to the media.

Sinead O'Connor wrote on social media that Shane O'Connor had been hospitalized this week after two suicide attempts.

"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," the grieving mother posted on Friday.

On Thursday, Sinead O'Connor pleaded with the missing teen to contact her or the police so they could get him the help he needed.

She also blasted the hospital where he was being treated for allowing him to leave when he was so troubled.

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"Like, how has a seventeen year old traumatised young person WHO WAS ON SUICIDE WATCH in Tallaght Hosptial's Lynn Ward been able to go missing??? Hospital of course so far refusing to take any responsibility. Anything happens to my son on their watch? Lawsuits," she wrote before his death.

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