Sinéad O’Connor dies – level 3

11-08-2023 07:00

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, known for her hit 1990 single ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, has passed away at the age of 56.

O’Connor’s family announced her death, expressing grief and emphasizing her impact on the music industry. Despite her fame, O’Connor faced personal struggles, including the loss of her son Shane and her battles with mental health. Her unique voice and willingness to express her beliefs made her a trailblazer for female artists. O’Connor’s recent years saw a revival in her career, highlighted by an award for her classic Irish album and a documentary chronicling her outspoken statements against various targets. Her memoir also revealed her childhood abuse, struggles, and experiences. Throughout her life, O’Connor’s spirituality played a significant role, leading her to convert to Islam in 2018.

Difficult words: trailblazer (a person who’s the first to do something), chronicle (to tell the history of something).

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