Tributes have been paid to the “wise and visionary” Sinead O’Connor, who had a voice that “cracked stone”, following the Irish singer’s dying on the age of 56.
Fellow musicians, composers and mates remembered the Dublin-born entertainer, who was described as “a warrior poet” by one collaborator.
In a Twitter put up, Irish blended martial arts star Conor McGregor, who O’Connor as soon as sang into the ring for a UFC combat in Las Vegas, wrote: “The world has lost an artist with the voice of an Angel.
“Ireland has lost an iconic voice and one of our absolute finest, by a long shot. And I have lost a friend.
“Sinead’s music will live on and continue to inspire!
“Rest In Peace, Sinead you are home with your son I am sure.”
O’Connor had lately recorded a brand new theme for historic TV drama Outlander, working with composer Bear McCreary, who wrote on Twitter: “I am gutted by the loss of #SineadOConnor.
“She was the warrior poet I expected her to be — wise and visionary, but also hilarious. She and I laughed a lot.
“We were writing new songs together, which will now never be complete.
“We’ve all lost an icon. I’ve lost a friend. #RIP.”
Maril Davis, Outlander’s govt producer, tweeted: “On behalf of the entire cast (and) crew of Outlander we are deeply saddened about the news of Sinead’s passing.
“She was an incredible talent (and) working with her on this season’s main title song was a true honour.
“Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.”
Fiachna O Braonain, a member of Irish band Hothouse Flowers, stated: “Many conversations had… Many songs sung…
“Many laughs had and dances danced… Thank you for these beautiful memories Sinead… So terribly sad…”
The tweet was accompanied with photos of the pair speaking and smiling collectively.
Irish singing and presenting duo Jedward known as O’Connor a “true Irish icon of our generation”.
In a Twitter put up, the pair added: “We only just met her this year and she was in good spirits, a very welcoming person with a big heart.”
British singer Alison Moyet stated O’Connor had a voice that “cracked stone with force by increment”.
In a put up on Twitter, she wrote: “Heavy hearted at the loss of Sinead O’Connor.
“Wanted to reach out to her often but didn’t. I remember her launch.
“Astounding presence. Voice that cracked stone with force & by increment.
“As beautiful as any girl around & never traded on that card. I Loved that about her. Iconoclast.”
American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos stated O’Connor was a “force of nature” whose “talent we will not see the like of again”.
American rapper Flavor Flav stated O’Connor’s dying “breaks my heart”.
“She was very supportive of Public Enemy and she was a legend that’s gone too soon. My condolences to her son and family,” he added.
Comedian Patrick Kielty, the brand new host of Ireland’s The Late Late Show, tweeted: Just heartbreaking. She was the reality means earlier than most of us knew the place to look. Rest in peace, Sinead.”
American rapper and actor Ice T shared the phrases: “Respect to Sinead….. She stood for something… Unlike most people…. Rest Easy” in a Twitter put up, accompanied by a praying fingers emoji.
Fellow 90s chart-topper and photographer Bryan Adams shared a picture he had taken of O’Connor, including: “RIP Sinead O’Connor, I beloved working with you making photographs, doing gigs in Ireland collectively and chats, all my like to your loved ones.