Shane Lunny

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Fri Jul 28 2023
By   Prajwol

The Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor was found dead on Wednesday 26th July 2023. As the news of her death surfaced on the Internet, people have been wanting to know more about her family details.

Did you know? Sinéad O'Connor's son Shane Lunny committed suicide in January 2022. Let's see Shane's cause of death, his relationship status before the date, and many more.

Shane Lunny Died A Year Before His Mother 

Shane Lunny died on January 7, 2022, in Bray, Ireland, a year before his mother Sinéad O'Connor died. The grief of his demise was too heavy for the Irish singer. She even blamed the Irish government and the Child and Family Agency for their carelessness.

Shane Lunny died at the age of 17.
Shane Lunny died at the age of 17, Source: Find a Grave

Sinéad's third son with music producer Donal Lunny, Shane was already on the suicide watch list. He was prone to suicide and was kept at a hospital in Dublin, Ireland, according to Irish Singer's tweet.

It was O'Connor herself who announced the death of her beloved son via Twitter. Sinéad tweeted:

"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"

Shane Lunny Had Mental Issues

Shane Lunny was only 17 years old when he hanged himself. His body founded two days after the celebrity's third son committed suicide. Why did Sinéad O'Connor commit suicide? This question has been lingering in people's minds.

Shane Lunny with his mother Sinéad O'Connor.
Shane Lunny with his mother Sinéad O'Connor. Source: Hello Magazine

On this matter Shane's mother, Sinéad revealed that he was suffering from mental health problems for a long time. This is the reason why the light of her life ended his earthly struggle.

In addition to this, the Irish singer disclosed that she herself has the same problem. And, Sinéad also tried committing suicide many times.

Shane Lunny's Mother: Sinéad O'Connor Died At The Age Of 56

It has only been a year and O'connor's family has again been into another grief. The beloved Irish singer and activist Sinéad was found unresponsive in her home in Herne Hill, south London at 11:18 BST.

Sinéad's death cause has not been disclosed yet. South Coroner's court had said there are no medical issues and the body will be sent for autopsy.

Here one thing should be noted Shane's mother had revealed that she tried suicide many times due to mental health issues. Did the Irish Singer O'Connor die by committing suicide? Only time will reveal the truth.

Who Was Shane Lunny Dating At The Time Of Death?

Many young boys take their own life due to their breakups and love failure. Is it the same for Sinéad O'Connor's third son? Who was Shane Lunny dating before his death? 

Lunny was only 17 years when he died. His mother confirmed that Shane had not been involved in love or relationship ever. In fact, the Irish singer's son had trouble socializing with people. 

On the other hand, Shane's mother Sinéad married four times in her life time. Besides this, O'Connor was romantically linked to several other people. 

Husband's NameYears of Marriage
John Reynolds1987-1991
Nick Sommerlad2001-2002
Steve Cooney2010-2011
Barry Herridge2011

Shane Lunny's Half-siblings & Mother's Love Affairs

Shane Lunny has three half-siblings from his mother's other relationship. Interestingly, Sinéad O'Conner does not share her children with any of her husbands except for John Reynolds. They are all born out of the Irish singer's love affairs

Sinéad' O'Connor with his sons Shean Lunny and Yeshua.
Sinéad' O'Connor with his sons Shean Lunny and Yeshua. Source: Hello Magazine

Shane's eldest brother is named Jake Reynolds who works as a musical artist in Ireland. He is the only child of the Irish singer welcomed with her husband. Likewise, Yeshua Bonadio is the daughter of Sinéad and Frank Bonadio.

Roisin Waters was born from the Irish singer's relationship with John Waters, a music artist and author. She also walked in the footsteps of her parents.

Who Is Shane Lunny's Father? Know Parent's Love Life

Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor A.k.A Shane Lunny is the son of an Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor and music producer Donal Lunny. The former couple were in a brief relationship in 2003.

Shane Lunny' s Parents Sinéad O'Connor and Donal Lunny.
Shane Lunny' s Parents Sinéad O'Connor and Donal Lunny. Source: The Independent

However, the ex-pair split after the birth of Shane Lunny on March 10, 2004. Despite sharing a child together, O'Connor and Lunny parted ways. 

Sinéad had a custody battle over her son Shane. In 2015, People posted that the Irish singer had taken an overdose in the custody battle with Donal. She lost custody of her beloved son.

Sinéad O' Conner's Son Shane Lunny's Funeral Was As Per Hindu Rituals

Devastated by the death of her son, Sinéad O' Conner had revealed t was Shane's wish to have a Hindu ritual for his funeral. The celebrity son followed the Hindu religion and wanted to have a funeral as per his religious belief.

Sinéad' O'Connor was in pink outfit on Shean Lunny's funeral.
Sinéad' O'Connor was in the pink outfit at Shean Lunny's funeral. Source: Daily Mail

As per Shane's request, the funeral was attended by only his mother and father. But, the Irish singer had asked people if they wanted to send flowers they can.

"If you’re going to send anything to the mortuary at Loughlinstown hospital pls send flowers or Hindu objects. Shane O’Connor."

Sinéad was all in the pink color outfit at her late son's funeral. Also, Shane's father also bid goodbye to his son.

Did Shane Lunny Live A Rich Lifestyle?

As the son of an Irish singer and music producer, Sinéad O'Connor and Donal Lunny, Shane did not have to worry or struggle for money. He was probably provided with a rich lifestyle.

Sinéad O'Connor during one of her music concerts.
Sinéad O'Connor during one of her music concerts. Source: Facebook

Sinéad's net worth is estimated at $1.5 Million at the time of her death. Likewise, Shane's dad Donal Lunny has a wealth worth $11 Million.

Shane Lunny Dreamt Of Being A Singer Like His Mother

The late celebrity child, Shane Lunny, dreamt of being a popular singer like his mother one day. Lunny was interested in rapping. He was extremely talented from his young days, especially in words.

At 8, Shane's word was almost like that of a 16-year-old person. Lunny's Command of the English Language was exceptionally well. Sinéad O'Connor was happy with her son's dream and waiting for the day when Lunny would actually perform on stage.


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