Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s teenage son found dead after escaping hospital while under surveillance
Irish musician Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son died by apparent suicide, two days after his disappearance. O’Connor confirmed the sad news on his Twitter.
“My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, has decided to end his earthly fight today and is now with God,” the 55-year-old musician tweeted on Saturday. January 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 republic’s capital. Sinéad had made statements blaming the hospital management for leaving her son “out of their hands”.
She wrote: “How could a traumatized seventeen year old, who was under suicide watch, in the Lynn ward of Tallaght Hospital disappear ??? “
“The hospital, of course, so far refusing to take any responsibility. Something happens to my son under their watch? Legal proceedings.”
Following the disappearance, Irish National Police, Gardaí, launched an appeal to find out where Shane was, but it was renewed after Shane was last seen on Friday morning in the Tallaght area, Dublin 24 .
Meanwhile, the heartbroken mother begged her son to go see the cops.
“This is a message to my son, Shane. Shane, it’s no longer funny that this is all going away. You’re scaring me. Could you please do the right thing and show up at a station? Gardai, ”she wrote. “If you’re with Shane, please call the Guardian for his safety.”
In another message, Sinéad begged his son not to hurt himself.
“Shane, your life is precious. God didn’t chisel that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing,” she tweeted. “My world would fall apart without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop it beating. Please don’t hurt yourself. Go to the Gardai and let us take you away. to the hospital.”
The Gardaí later confirmed that Shane’s search was over. “Following the recovery of a body in the Bray neighborhood of Wicklow on Friday January 7, 2022, a missing person call regarding Shane O’Connor, 17, was canceled,” 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’ his son.
“Please don’t imagine I’m less than aware that I failed with my child, alongside Tusla, HSE and the Irish State. We have all failed it. Welcome to Ireland “she wrote, before lashing out at those who said her son was now ‘at peace’.
“Suicide won’t bring you peace. That’s a lie. Therefore, the next poor well-meaning fellow who tells me about my son ‘at least he’s at peace now’ is going to turn off his lights. How does he know- are we at peace? “
“I can tell you his face was as tormented as it has been for months. No difference at all.”
“Message to Tusla, a storm is coming that you haven’t repeated for. Children are dying in your care every day. Now my child is one of them. Big mistake.”
“My child has now been dead under Tusla’s watch for over 48 hours and the only contact I had from anyone representing Tusla was yesterday from their media office, worried about the negative publicity themselves.”
“A month ago Shane was brought to CAMHS after he went missing leaving suicide notes with detailed plans for the funeral. They fired him. They said he had no plans. objections were raised by the adult with him, he was told “planning a funeral is no different from planning a wedding ‘.”
“That was the psychiatrist from CAMHS… I’m here to tell CAMHS that planning my child’s funeral is nothing like planning her wedding. Which will never happen again. Because you are not fit for the job. “
“Guess where my son learned to tie the noose hanging from him?” He tried a week ago and I asked him… psychosis. ”
“I will now take some time in private to mourn my son. When I am ready I will tell exactly how the Irish State in the ignorant, evil, selfish and deceptive forms of Tusla and the HSE have enabled and facilitated his dead. Madeleine Ireland never left. Ask the young people. “
“And any statement from Tusla suggesting that they a) did their best b) took care of it or c) have the deepest sympathy for anyone here except their lawyers is a bunch of pitfalls. shit that killed too many kids and it’s not going to wash off this time. Too many kids are dying under Tusla’s watch. “
Shane’s father, Donal Lunny is a popular Irish folk musician and producer. Sinead and Donal went their separate ways shortly after Shane arrived.
“I would also like to thank Shane’s dad, Donal Lunny. You did your best too, Donal. And Shane loved you. And I will always remember how nice you were to him. You were a father. lovely. I’m so sorry for your loss, “Sinead wrote.