Heartbroken Sinead O’Connor puts cigarettes in tragic son Shane’s coffin ‘in the absence of heaven’

HEART Sinead O’Connor today placed a pack of cigarettes in the coffin of her tragic son Shane “in the unlikely event that there are any in heaven” as she bids her emotional goodbye to her “beautiful angel”. his beautiful”.

The 17-year-old had battled mental health demons and went missing before Gardai confirmed that he had “died elsewhere”.

Sinead with son Shane


Sinead with son Shane
Sinead attended today's ceremony


Sinead attended today’s ceremony
Flowers are seen at Newlands Cross crematorium for Shane O'Connor


Flowers are seen at Newlands Cross crematorium for Shane O’ConnorCredit: Reuters

Friends and family comforted the singer and Shane’s father, folk musician Donal Lunny today, as the boy was remembered in a private Hindu ceremony.

Sinead wore a pink tracksuit and green scarf after she and Donal asked mourners attending Shane’s memorial to wear bright colors in his honor.

55 years old Nothing compares 2 U singer later tweeted: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will love it.

“He was always chanting” Om. Shanti”. I put a couple of fake packages in his coffin in case no one was in heaven. He will love that too. Braised. Shanti. ”

Close family and friends gathered outside Bray Funeral Home on Friday to pay their respects following Shane’s untimely death last week.

In an online death notice, his parents had previously told them how they would “forever miss” their tragic son Shane.

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Sinead’s mother told fans on Twitter that she feels “lost” since the loss of her son, who she describes as “the very light of my life”.

The devastated singer has spoken openly about her despair and how she is seeking hospital support.

She also tweeted how she feels “lost without .” [her] child” and added: “The hospital will help for a while. “

Before the memorial service, she also said: “I apologize for what I tweeted yesterday.

“I’m really annoyed. My son is the love of my life. ”

Sinead also told her ex-partner Donal how much Shane loved him and what a lovely parent he was.


A message across from the funeral home read: “We all love you Shane Lunny.”

Friends and family comforted each other, some dressed in Hindi garb recognizing Shane’s religion, as tears fell.

A memorial service to celebrate Shane’s life, for his family and close friends, will be held at The Martello, Bray tomorrow from 2pm to 5pm.

The family also asked for “colorful clothing preference” for those in attendance.

They also asked to only send flowers to the family and contribute to Pieta House.

Sinead also said Shane was “declared a genius” when he was just eight years old and said how she believes he has psychic abilities.

In her book, she recalls, released last year, Sinead writes: “Shane was assessed at the age of eight and declared a genius. I learned that he has the learning ability, vocabulary and mathematical reasoning of a 16 year old.

‘DEclared Generation’

“He started doing science at a university with adults in Dublin, but he didn’t like going there, so it didn’t last long.

“Shane is a very special character, very very very spiritual and very very very spiritualized. When he was three, he asked me one day, ‘Do you have an earthquake while I’m in your belly?’ At first, I said no because I forgot that I used to be.

“When he was two weeks in my belly – I didn’t even know I was pregnant – I was on vacation in Malta, and there was an earthquake. I never thought about it again, I never mentioned it.

“I never told the child; I don’t think I even told anyone else. And yet this three-year-old can tell me that I am in fact in an earthquake, and I don’t know how he knows this.”

Last week, Sinead announced Shane’s passing on Twitter, saying: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, light of my life, has decided to end his life. his mortal struggle today and is now with the Lord.


“May he rest in peace and no one will follow his example. My child. I love you very much. Please be at peace:”

She later tweeted a Bob Marley song she dedicated to Shane: “This is my Shane song. The light of my life.

“The lamp of my soul. My blue-eyed baby. You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundaries can separate us.”

Musicians such as Imelda May and Shane MacGowan, for whom Shane is named, were among those to offer condolences and support to the grieving family.

You’re not alone

If you are affected by any of the issues outlined in this article you can call the Samaritans toll free 24 hours a day for confidential support on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

You can also call the national Missing Persons Helpline toll-free, operated by HSE and the Irish Hospice Foundation on 1800 80 70 77 (Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm) and Contact information for a range of mental health supports is available at mindhealthireland.ie/get-support.

You can also contact Pieta House via their helpline on 1800 247 247, and people can also text HELP to 51444 to meet with a counselor.

Shane's father, Donald Lunny


Shane’s father, Donald LunnyCredit: Garrett White – The Sun

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