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Sinead O’Connor’s son detailed his funeral before he passed away

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 1/11/2022 Liam De Brun

Sinead O’Connor’s confirmed her son Shane detailed his funeral arrangements before he tragically passed away.

Shane O’Connor died after going missing on Thursday last week. The 17-year-old was found between Shankill in south Dublin and his hometown of Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The singer confirmed her son’s death on Twitter on Saturday, writing: ‘My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.

Shane O’Connor’s funeral arrangements have been confirmed by his mother Shane. Pic: An Garda Siochana © Provided by Extra.ie Shane O’Connor’s funeral arrangements have been confirmed by his mother Shane. Pic: An Garda Siochana

‘May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.’

The singer poster on Twitter on Monday evening to confirm her son’s funeral arrangements. Shane will receive a Hindu funeral, with just Sinead and his father Dónal Lunny attending the ceremony.

Sinead wrote: ‘Fyi. Shane was Hindu. So the funeral will be just his mother and father. This was also the wish Shane expressed…’

Sinead O’ Connor with daughter Roisin and son Shane. Sinead O’Connor has claimed that singer Donal Lunny is the father of her son. Lunny’s Japenese wife Hideko Otami has written to O’Connor, asking for 100,000 Euros as consolation money. 354.jpg © Provided by Extra.ie Sinead O’ Connor with daughter Roisin and son Shane. Sinead O’Connor has claimed that singer Donal Lunny is the father of her son. Lunny’s Japenese wife Hideko Otami has written to O’Connor, asking for 100,000 Euros as consolation money. 354.jpg

The 55-year-old urged fans to send flowers and Hindu ‘objects’ and believes the ceremony will be held at Newlands Cross crematorium on Thursday.

‘If you’re going to send anything to the mortuary at Loughlinstown hospital pls send flowers or Hindu objects

‘Alternatively flowers or Hindu objects can be sent to Newlands Cross crematorium. I believe the ceremony is to be on Thursday,’ she wrote.

Sinead O’Connor urged fans to send flowers and Hindu ‘objects’ ahead of her son’s funeral. Pic: The Tommy Tiernan Show/RTE One © Provided by Extra.ie Sinead O’Connor urged fans to send flowers and Hindu ‘objects’ ahead of her son’s funeral. Pic: The Tommy Tiernan Show/RTE One

Shane’s folk musician father was thanked by Sinead for doing ‘his best’ and told that his son ‘adored him’.

‘I’d like to thank Shane’s father, Dónal Lunny. You did your best too, Dónal. And Shane adored you. And I will always remember how sweet you have been to him. You have been a lovely father. I am so sorry for your loss,’ she said.

If you were affected by the topic covered in this story, please contact the Samaritans at 116 113, a free number which is available 365 days a year.

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