Sinead O’Connor has announced the death of her 17-year-old son Shane, two days after he was reported missing.
The Irish singer-songwriter announced the news on Twitter in the early hours of Saturday January 8, 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.
“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.”
The teenager had gone missing and was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday which caused police to launch a public appeal to find him.
Sinead took to Twitter amid the search to plead with her son to get into contact with her.