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‘Goodbye beautiful angel’ Sinead O’Connor has ‘lovely’ send-off for son Shane

Sinead O’Connor has revealed she had a “lovely” send-off for her son Shane who tragically died last week aged just 17. The singer held a Hindu ceremony for her son and said she left a few packets of cigarettes in his coffin “in case there’s none in heaven”.

Speaking after the ceremony, Sinead informed her 48,000 Twitter followers: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney.  

“Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it. He was always chanting ‘Om. Shanti’.  

“I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven.

“He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.” (sic)

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Sinead announced Shane’s death in the early hours of January 8 writing that he “decided to end his earthly struggle and is now with God”.

Shane had been reported missing two days before his death.

His mother said in a string of now-deleted tweets that Shane had been on “suicide watch” at a Dublin hospital after trying to take his own life twice in the space of a week.

Shane is Sinead’s second-youngest child. She also has Jake, 34, Roisin, 25, and youngest son Yeshua, 14.

Following her son’s death, Sinead took the opportunity to send a heartfelt message to Shane’s father, musician Donal Lunny.

She tweeted: “Thank Shane’s father, Donal Lunny. You did your best too, Donal. And Shane adored you.  

“I will always remember how sweet you have been to him. You have been a lovely father. I am so sorry for your loss.” 


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