SINEAD O’Connor has paid tribute to her “beautiful angel” son Shane at his Hindu funeral that he “would have loved”.
Shane O’Connor, 17, was found dead after vanishing from Tallaght Hospital in Dublin on Thursday.
Sinead O Connor wore bright colours to the funeral of her son, Shane, in line with his wishes
The mum has been left heartbroken after the death of her son
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Today he was laid to rest after a ceremony with 50 mourners at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin.
The the Nothing Compares 2 U singer shared her grief while donning a pink tracksuit in line with her son’s wishes.
She wrote on Twitter: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney.
“Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it. He was always chanting “Om. Shanti”.
“I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven.
“He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.
Devastated Sinead confirmed earlier this week that the teenager had died and described him as the “light of my life”.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer earlier told of her pain after identifying his body, saying: “I have now formally identified the remains of my son, Shane.
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“I’m going to take private time now to grieve my son.”
She has also threatened the hospital with a lawsuit after Shane went missing two days before he died.
The singer has claimed that the hospital was “refusing to take any responsibility” for Shane’s disappearance.
She also said: “May God forgive the Irish State for I never will.”
In a statement the hospital said: “The HSE cannot comment on individual cases when to do so might reveal information in relation to identifiable individuals, breaching the ethical requirement on us to observe our duty of confidentiality.”
Mum-of-four Sinead confirmed Shane’s tragic passing, paying tribute to him on social media.
She wrote: “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:”
She later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane: “This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby.
“You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us.”
Police had previously issued an appeal for the missing teen, alongside the picture.
He was seen in the CCTV image wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie with a colourful symbol on the front, a dark red top and white trainers.
But a spokesperson for the Gardai confirmed the search had been “stood down” following the discovery of a body.
A spokesman 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.”
A spokesperson for Sinead O’Connor said: “Regrettably, we can confirm the passing of Shane O’Connor.
“We politely ask for respect and appreciation for Sinead, Shane’s father and Shane’s family at this most difficult time.”