The dying of Sinead O’Connor at 56 this week got here as a shock to most, however the legendary Irish pop star did forewarn her youngsters about one factor within the occasion of her passing: Inform her accountant first.
Again in 2021, O’Connor chatted with PEOPLE about her memoir Rememberings. It’s no secret that the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer had advanced emotions in regards to the music enterprise, however she needed to make sure her children didn’t really feel the brunt of its monetary problems.
“See, when the artists are lifeless, they’re rather more precious than after they’re alive,” O’Connor mentioned on the time. “Tupac has launched far more albums since he died than he ever did alive, so it’s type of gross what file firms do.”
She went on: “That’s why I’ve at all times instructed my youngsters since they have been very small, ‘In case your mom drops lifeless tomorrow, earlier than you known as 911, name my accountant and ensure the file firms don’t begin releasing my data and never telling you the place the cash is.’”
O’Connor was discovered lifeless in her London flat July twenty sixth. Her household confirmed her dying in an announcement to RTE saying, “It’s with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her household and buddies are devastated and have requested privateness at this very troublesome time.” A reason for dying was not instantly clear, but it surely is not being handled as suspicious.
See our listing of 10 important Sinead O’Connor tracks right here.