Acclaimed Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56 – just 18 months after the tragic death of her son.

This came amid a long-running battle with mental health and substance abuse throughout her long career, which started in the 1980 and 1990s.

In 2020, the music icon said she was entering one-year rehab programme for "trauma and addiction".

Sinead O’Connor announced the move in a Twitter post to fans, saying: "Shows are being postponed until 2022 so that I may go into a one-year trauma and addiction treatment programme because I had a very traumatic six years and this year was the end of it but now recovery starts.”

Sinéad O’Connor accumulated a massive back catalogue of hit songs with tunes like Nothing Compares 2 U coming to define the 1990s.

It was also recently announced by Sky that Sinead O’Connor’s award-winning documentary film Nothing Compares would be released on Sky and NOW from July 29.

Directed by Belfast-born filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson, the archive-led documentary will take viewers back to Sinead O’Connor’s well-recorded life and career.