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Sinead O'Connor's ex claims official cause of singer's death proves she died of a 'broken heart' 18 months after her beloved son Shane killed himself

An ex partner of Sinead O'Connor has insisted confirmation of her dying of natural causes means she died as a result of a 'broken heart'.

It came as MailOnline revealed that Ms O'Connor had just moved back to London at the start of July - calling the city her 'home' - and described her hope and excitement at seeing the ballet and writing new songs in the days before she died. Irish President Michael D. Higgins praised O'Connor's 'extraordinarily beautiful, unique voice' and said he hoped 'her spirit [may] find the peace she sought in so many different ways'. 'What Ireland has lost at such a relatively young age is one of our greatest and most gifted composers, songwriters and performers of recent decades, one who had a unique talent and extraordinary connection with her audience, all of whom held such love and warmth for her.

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