Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56. Her song Nothing Compares 2 U was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

The Dublin performer released 10 studio albums during her life time. Earlier this year, she was presented with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards.

She was married four times in her life but none of her marriages were long lived. Her ex-husbands are Barry Herridge, Steve Cooney, Nicholas Sommerlad, and John Reynolds.

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Who is Barry Herridge?

Her fourth marriage was to Barry Herridge, who was an Irish therapist. They tied the knot on December 9, 2011, in Las Vegas. Their marriage ended after having “lived together for 7 days only”.  On Christmas Eve of 2011, she announced in a lengthy message on her website the reason behind her split from Herridge.

“I’m sorry I’m not a more regular woman,” she writes. “I truly believe, though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren’t aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband’s life and the lives of those close to him.”

She explained that her husband had been “terribly unhappy” and that their relationship had caused much anguish in his family. She also claimed that it had posed a threat to his work as a child therapist.

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“We haven’t been awful to each other. So while I feel sad for my husband, and sad to be the cause of sorrow to yet another poor man, I’m also happy that I know we weren’t horrible to each other and he is better off free,” she said.

Who is Steve Cooney?

On July 22, 2010, O’Connor was married a third time to longtime friend and collaborator Steve Cooney. In late March 2011, they made the decision to separate. 

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Who is Nicholas Sommerlad?

In August 2001, O’Connor married British journalist Nick Sommerlad in Wales. The marriage ended in July 2002 after 11 months of marriage.

Who is John Reynolds?

John Reynolds was a music producer who co-produced several of O’Connor’s albums, including Universal Mother. Reynolds and O’Connor married in 1989. They shared a son, Jake, born in 1987. The same year that the couple were married, O’Connor had an abortion after things did not work out with the father.