The music icon died last summer (Picture: Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images)
In July last year, police officers were called to her home in London after she was found ‘unresponsive’.
Her family later released a statement expressing their heartbreak, which read: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad.
‘Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.’
A spokesperson for the Southwark Coroner’s Court has now stated that she died of ‘natural causes’.
There was an outpouring grief from fans of O’Connor’s around the world after her death (Picture: Getty)
In a statement, they said: ‘This is to confirm that Ms O’Connor died of natural causes.
‘The coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in her death.’
Last July, it was announced that O’Connor had died at her home in Herne Hill, London 18 months after the death of her second-youngest child.
Her family released their initial statement to RTE, requesting that they be given privacy as they grieve their devastating loss.
A month later, they shared another message expressing their gratitude for the support that they had received.
‘The children of Sinéad together with Sinéad’s extended family wish to thank the countless kind people who sympathised and offered condolences on Sinéad’s recent passing. Their helpful support for the family is much appreciated,’ the statement began, which was published in The Irish Times.
They concluded by writing: ‘Finally, we wish to thank Sinéad’s fans and admirers for the wonderful funeral procession they gave her past her old home in Bray and for the national and international outpouring of love and affection for Sinéad from the time of her passing.
‘The prayers and thanks of the extended O’Connor family are with you all.’
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