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Sinead O’Connor’s son Shane has died at the age of 17.

The singer shared a statement, writing on 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. 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, whose parents are Sinéad and fellow Irish musician Dónal Lunny, was reported missing earlier this week.

Irish police force An Garda Síochána had issued an official report appealing for information on January 6 after Shane went missing from an area of Dublin.

On January 8, Gardaí confirmed to the Irish Examiner that the search for Shane had been stood down following the discovery of a body in Bray, County Wicklow.

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, 7th January 2022, a Missing Person Appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down.

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