Irish musician Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son has died by apparent suicide, two days after he disappeared. O'Connor confirmed the sad news on her Twitter.

"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," the 55-year-old musician tweeted on Saturday, Jan.8.

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

When he went missing on Thursday, Shane was apparently on suicide watch at a hospital in Dublin, the capital city of the republic. Sinéad had made statements blaming the hospital management for letting her son "out of their grasp."

She wrote: "How has a seventeen-year-old traumatized young person, who was on suicide watch, in Tallaght Hospital’s Lynn Ward been able to go missing???"

"Hospital of course so far refusing to take any responsibility. Anything happens to my son on their watch? Lawsuits."

Following the missing, Ireland’s national police force, Gardaí, launched an appeal for Shane’s whereabouts, however, it was renewed after Shane was last seen on Friday morning in the Tallaght, Dublin 24 area.

Meanwhile, the heartbroken mother was begging her son to go to the cops.

"This is a message for my son, Shane. Shane, it’s not funny anymore all this going missing. You are scaring the crap out of me. Could you please do the right thing and present yourself at a Gardai station," she wrote. "If you are with Shane please call the Gardai for his safety."

In another message, Sinéad pleaded with her son not to cause any harm to himself.

"Shane, your life is precious. God didn’t chisel that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing," she tweeted. "My world would collapse without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop it from beating. Please don’t harm yourself. Go to the Gardai and let’s get you to hospital."

The Gardaí later confirmed that the search for Shane has ended. "Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday 7 January 2022, a missing person appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down," a spokesperson told the Irish Mirror.

After paying tribute to Shane on Saturday, Sinéad launched a tirade against the Child and Family agency - Tulsa, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and the Irish state for 'failing' her son.

"Please don’t imagine I am less than keenly aware I failed my child, alongside Tusla and the HSE and the Irish State. We all failed him. Welcome to Ireland," she wrote, before hitting out at those saying her son was now 'at peace'.

"Suicide will not bring you peace. It is a lie. Therefore the next poor well-meaning sod who says to me about my son 'at least he is at peace now' is going to get their lights punched out. How does anyone know he’s at peace?"

"I can tell you his face was as tormented as it’s been for months. No difference at all."

"Message to Tusla, a storm is coming that you haven’t rehearsed for. Kids are dying in your care every day. Now my kid is one of them. Big mistake."

"My child has now been dead on Tusla’s watch for over 48 hours and the only contact I have had from anyone representing Tusla was yesterday from their media office, concerned for themselves over the negative publicity."

"A month ago Shane was brought to CAMHS after vanishing leaving suicide notes including detailed funeral plans. They discharged him. Said he had no plans. When objections were raised by the adult with him she was told ‘planning a funeral is no different to planning a wedding’."

"That was the CAMHS psychiatrist... I’m here to tell CAMHS that planning my child’s funeral is nothing remotely similar to planning his wedding. Which will now never happen. Because you’re unfit for purpose."

"Guess where my son learned to make the noose that hung him? He tried a week ago and I asked him… he told me he’d studied it on the computer IN THE KIDS’S psych hospital at Linndara. While he was being treated there for psychoses."

"I'm going to take private time now to grieve my son. When I am ready I will be telling exactly how the Irish State in the ignorant, evil, self-serving, lying forms of Tusla and the HSE enabled and facilitated his death. Magdalene Ireland never went away. Ask the youth."

"And any statement out of Tusla suggesting they a) did their best b) care or c) have deepest sympathies for anyone here but their lawyers, is a load of crap trap that has killed too many kids and it isn't going to wash this time. Too many kids are dying on Tusla's watch."

Shane’s father, Donal Lunny is a popular Irish folk musician and producer. Sinead and Donal split shortly after Shane's arrival.

"Also like to thank Shane’s father, Donal Lunny. You did your best too, Donal. 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," Sinead wrote.

Sinead O'Connor
Sinead paid tribute to her 'beautiful' son Shane, whom she described as 'the light of her life'. Collect.

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