Sinead O’Connor has suffered a horrible personal tragedy. The Irish singer announced via Twitter that her son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, has committed suicide. He was just seventeen years old.

TMZ reported that police in the Bray area of County Wicklow were searching for the missing teenager since Thursday. O’Connor pleaded with desperation for authorities to help find Shane. The troubled youth had been hospitalized and on suicide watch in the days leading up to his passing.

Sinead’s Twitter timeline read like a horror story as she scrambled to find her son. O’Connor begged Shane to reconsider and come home. As the situation became increasingly tense, the tweets grew more intense. The singer finally announced the terrible ending to the saga last night.

“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”

Sinead O’Connor is obviously and understandably devastated by the loss. Sinead referenced Bob Marley as she tweeted about her feelings and memories. It is a horrible burden for a mother to bear.

Shane O’Connor’s passing should serve as a reminder to all of the importance of mental health. Sinead O’Connor desperately tried to find help for her son. In the end, he chose to take another route. Our condolences go out to Sinead, her loved ones, and family in this unimaginably difficult time.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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