Sinead O’Connor reveals teen son Shane, 17, ‘hanged himself’ after going missing from hospital two days before death

The heartbroken mum posted to social media about 17-year-old Shane’s cause of death.

She wrote on Twitter that her son had hanged himself.

The 55-year-old Irish singer previously said she had identified her son’s body, following a days-long search for the teen after he disappeared from Tallaght Hospital in Dublin on Thursday.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer said she had been to identify the body of her son who was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday morning. He had gone missing from hospital a day earlier.

In a post on social media, O’Connor wrote: ‘I have now formally identified the remains of my son, Shane. May God forgive the Irish State for I never will.

Singer Sinead O'Connor has said she has 'formally identified' the body of her 17-year-old son Shane who died to suicide on Friday

Shane was one of Sinead’s four children, along with Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio.

Sinead later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane, heartbreakingly describing her son as her ‘blue-eye baby’ and the ‘light of my life’. 

She wrote: “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 55-year-old later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane: “This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby.


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